8 Tips For a Better Sleep – With Dr. Jared Barrieau, Chiropractor
From a recent poll we did we found that 75% of our respondents said “NOT USUALLY” when asked if they get enough sleep on average.
If you are part of the 75% that is not sleeping well at night, follow these tips from Dr. Jared Barrieau to improve your sleep!
- Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.
This might include having a bath, meditating, or just taking time to yourself. Ensure that you start your routine early enough to still get at least 7 hours of sleep.
- Turn off electronics 30 minutes before bed.
Bright lights from your phone or electronics trick your brain into thinking that it is daytime, making you more wakeful and not as tired before you go to bed.
- Keep a consistent sleep schedule.
Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, even on the weekends. This allows your body to know when it’s time to go to bed.
- Beds are for sleeping.
Beds are made for sleeping, not working or surfing the internet. Leave your electronics in another room.
- Use a sleep diary.
A sleep diary is when you write down what time you got to bed, when you wake up, and how many times you may have woken up throughout the night. This allows you to see trends and start to get an idea of why you may not be sleeping well.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine too close to bedtime.
Alcohol, caffeine and nicotine can all have adverse effects on your quality of sleep and should be avoided before you go to sleep.
- Avoid eating before bed.
Do not eat large meals before bed, if you get hungry, have a small healthy snack instead.
- Exercise regularly.
Regular exercise burns off energy and helps you get a good night sleep.
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