Good sleep depends not only on your night rest, but also on your daily activities. Keep your body in shape by exercising or doing regular physical activity and you will have more energy for daily activities and be better prepared for a rich night’s sleep.
Stick to your sleep schedule, even on weekends (you can do this). By adhering to the schedule of going to sleep and waking up, your body adjusts its internal clock and enters a natural cycle that will facilitate falling asleep as well as a good night’s sleep. If you get fatigued during the day and you cannot seem to manage without a little afternoon siesta, be careful not to sleep longer than an hour.
The atmosphere in which you go to sleep also greatly affects falling asleep and the ability to dream. The word ‘bedroom’ does not imply watching TV, browsing your phone or the internet. Constant light tricks your brain that it is not time to sleep. Turn off the screens and monitors, reduce the light, and pull the blinds, thus telling your body that it will soon be dreaming. Leave the habit of late snacks, especially heavy or spicy ones. Decrease your fluid intake before bedtime to a reasonable level in order to reduce the number of nocturnal bathroom visits. If you need a little nightly ritual to fall asleep more easily, consider reading in bed, meditation, warm bath for relaxation or listening to suitable music. Sleep on light and soft sheets wearing something comfortable so you can enjoy your well-deserved rest.