When it comes to sleeping, some of us are settling for far less than we need on a nightly basis to stay healthy and functional. The truth is, sleep deprivation or lack of sleep can cause drowsiness, compromised motor skills, decreased coordination, and affect your overall neuro functionality.
Below are a few measures you can take to achieve more restful sleep.
Getting your exercise in at least 4 times a week will help you achieve more restful sleep. As human beings, we are genetically wired from ancestors who did much. We’re programmed to do the same amount, but many of us aren’t getting the right amount of movement and stimulation at our 9-5 jobs. After a good workout, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how tired you’ll be at the end of the evening.
Read in Bed
Reading in bed will help you fall asleep. Just make sure that you’re not getting into a bonafide page-turner before you need to get your sleep.
Cut Caffeine After 4 pm
If you have to be in bed by 9 or 10, then we recommend your last cup should be no later than 4 pm.
If you take a few proper measures, your sleep will get more restful and more consistent on a nightly basis. If you have any additional questions about how you can optimize your wellness contact O’Connor Family Wellness Chiropractic today.