The human body is designed in a way that allows it to recover its natural strength and energy in sleep. Sound sleep is essential to good health. When we feel under the weather, it is critical that we get enough sleep to restore the function of our immune systems and to regenerate our cells. What can we do to ensure that we get a good night’s sleep every night?
No long naps!
First, avoid taking long naps. If you have a busy lifestyle and are prone to feeling tired during the day, you may benefit greatly from several minutes of a power nap. However, if your day routine does not require much physical activity or if you are already suffering from insomnia, you must avoid taking naps at all times. You should also grow a habit of going to bed at the same hour every night.
Food that helps you sleep better
If you struggle with sleepless nights, maybe it is time for you to consider changing your diet. In particular, avoid drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks for at least five hours before going to bed. If you need the help of a glass or two of alcohol before going to bed, you should try to shed that habit as soon as possible.
Warming up with light exercises
Research on the sleep-inducing effect of exercise remains inconclusive. Some claim that exercise can awaken the body, while others claim that exercise can help the body relax and thereby induce sleep.
The medical community is still divided on this topic, but there is a growing consensus that mild exercise performed before going to bed can help reduce insomnia. Light stretching can also have a relaxing and soothing effect on the body. The important thing to remember is that you must be done with your exercise at least two hours before you go to bed.
Finding the most comfortable sleeping position
This is particularly important for people combating diseases. People with musculoskeletal diseases, such as herniated disks, must be particularly careful with the way they fall asleep because they can awaken due to their pain.
Getting enough rest in the right sleeping position can speed recovery allowing your herniated disks to return to their original positions and heal.