While some people may lie down and doze off easily, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the proper rest your body requires.
Lucky for you, the sleep expert has come up with three simple tips to follow to get a good night’s sleep.
Expert Narvan Amini told reporters Houston Chronicle What you need to remember to improve the quality of sleep.
REMEMBER YOUR POSITION
While there are many sleeping positions, Narvan says that sleeping on your side is best for a number of reasons.
First, it provides sufficient alignment and support for your spine.
In addition, it not only relieves minor neck or back pain, but also helps your body function normally in general.
In fact, when you’re resting in the side sleeping position, Narvan suggested that a body pillow could definitely come in handy.
To reduce any morning neck cramps, it’s best to keep your shoulders away from the pillow to cut down on any extra space between your neck and the mattress, Narvan says.
As for the type of mattress, the sleep expert recommended medium to soft so that there is not too much pressure on the hips and shoulders.
However, for those who aren’t sure if you’ll ever be able to adapt to sleeping on your side, there are ways to make your preferred position more comfortable.
Those who sleep on their backs can simply place a pillow under their knees, Narvan says. And those who sleep on their stomachs can try to put a pillow under their hips.
However, sleeping on your stomach is considered the worst position because it can cause muscle tension, stiffness, and pain.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR ENVIRONMENT RIGHT
As for your surroundings, it’s best to keep them dark, quiet, neat and cool.
While some are accustomed to sleeping with one leg out from under the covers to keep them cool throughout the night, this may not work for everyone.
“If a person cannot relax with their foot out from under the covers, they can try a small fan or other cooling aids for better sleep,” Narvan advised.
However, the best temperature for your room is approximately 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition to keeping you cool, an unlit room also sets your internal clock.
Now, as far as distractions go, it’s best to keep them to a minimum. This may mean that some TVs will need to be stored anywhere other than your bedroom.
CUSTOMIZE THE MODE
The nightly routine will vary for each person. However, Narvan strongly recommended abstaining from any electronics for an hour before bedtime.
She explained, “Instead, it’s good to unwind with a simple activity like a familiar book, a simple stretch, a warm shower or bath.”
However, if you’re used to falling asleep depending on the noise of the TV, the expert suggested trying a relaxing activity that can slowly push you to rest.
This may even include basic tasks such as brushing your teeth or combing your hair. And as soon as you climb into bed, you can take a good book.
Nauran shared, “I love incorporating warm water into my ritual.
“If it’s not a shower or bath, I briefly soak my feet in warm water. It’s amazingly calming.”
And while the TV may no longer be stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep, another sleep expert shared how to stop your partner from snoring for good.
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