It seems that there are many people who are not aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep. Most people are practicing a hectic lifestyle which doesn’t leave much free time even for sleeping. They reduce their time to sleep in order to be more productive.
But, the truth is that lack of sleep will lead to terrible performance, mentally and physically. In case you are providing complete effort in physical training sessions, your body will definitely require more time for recovery and proper sleep is the best way to achieve this goal.
Sleeping is not a waste of time as many people believe. Cutting your time for sleeping in order to finish more things, especially in the long run, is a bad choice. As a matter of fact, lack of sleep on a regular basis is often compared to the effects caused by intoxication with drugs and alcohol.
These signs include:
- Reduced comprehension ability
- Inability to determine how sleep deprived you are
3 Things To Help You Sleep Better
Planning your day ahead is a wise move and how well you sleep should be an important part of this plan. In other words, your sleep should be a top priority.
Washing your hands on a regular basis, throwing away used tissues, bathing – these are some of the regular hygiene-related practiced that modern people follow. But, have you ever thought about sleep hygiene?
There are a few things that you can do to improve this hygiene and enhance the quality of sleep. First of all, you should sleep in a dark room in order to avoid disruptions and disturbance. Next, you should prepare yourself for a sleep by getting rid of electronic devices, cooling down the bedroom, turning off the lights a few minutes before you go to bed. Finally, practice meditation before bedtime for a better sleep.
Creating a pattern
The human body can easily adjust to any situations. This means that creating a pattern is good for the body at least when it comes to sleeping. Choose when the best time to go to bed is and when you want to wake up and stick to this schedule. Follow this practice even during non-working days.
- According to some experts, one of the main reasons why people feel out of balance on Monday is that they sleep in a different way during the weekend.
- Another thing that is worth remembering is that alcohol can sometimes help you fall asleep faster, but it will reduce the quality of sleep.
So, how can people increase their energy levels?
Now let’s highlight few other things that each of us can do to improve their sleep and to feel more energetic especially in the morning.
Hydration is the most important thing for those who want to stay alerted throughout the day and refreshed and energized in the morning once they wake up. Remember that many people urinate in the middle of the night and when they wake up in the morning they are practically dehydrated. So, it’s crucial to drink at least half a liter of water in the morning (in the first hour). In this way, you will stay alerted and you will avoid all the negative things associated with dehydration.
We have already mentioned meditation in this article, but we will point out its’ importance once again. Namely, meditation can play a crucial role in our efforts to feel energized especially after we wake up. By practicing yoga for just 5 to 10 minutes, you will be able to stay focused on your daily tasks.
With the help of regular exercising, you will keep the bodily systems and your organs awake. If you don’t have enough time, you should know that sometimes a 10-minute jog can do the job.
Practice regular showering with cold and hot periods. For example, begin with an ordinary hot shower and slowly start lowering the temperature to cold. After that, increase the temperature and vice versa. Do this for 2 or 3 times. Always finish the showering with cold water if you want to be fully prepared for the challenges that the day brings.
What we eat is very important for many aspects of our lives. What is important for your energy levels is to eat breakfast that contains all the necessary nutrients that will keep you moving through the rest of the day. Your breakfast should include carbs and protein because they have a direct impact on the levels of energy. Stick to all-natural, organic food free of artificial components. The artificial components can provide a quick boost of energy, but they will drain this energy faster later.