What if I told you that I used to get, on average, only five hours of sleep per night? Horrible, I know. But it’s the truth. Thankfully, since those (literally) dark days, I’ve come across a few amazing tricks that turned those measly five hours into a whopping and wonderful eight. If you’re struggling to sleep deeply, I really suggest you give these tips a try. For me, they truly worked like magic.
1. Maintain a Consistent Schedule
It may seem hard at first, but going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day is so important. Creating and sticking to this schedule will train your body to fall asleep much faster. I know from personal experience that staying up late watching Netflix is very tempting, but believe me when I say, the morning aftermath is not worth it.
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3. Avoid Eating Right Before Bed
Midnight snacks are incredibly tempting, I know. But your body was not designed to digest while you’re asleep. This can cause indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux, all of which definitely will not help with a good night’s rest. Plus, eating a lot right before bed slows your metabolism! All around, just not a good idea– no matter how good chocolate tastes at 11pm.