Tired Is Not Sexy: 7 Ways To Wakefit!
Nowadays, tired is a word on everyone’s lips. Are they bluffing? We believe not.
We know that today life has become the most stressful it has ever been. The hustle seems to get harder with each passing minute. So, yes, it is absolutely likely that everyone is indeed tired.
But is it a lost cause? Can we do nothing about it? Well, this is where we differ from the general thought.
We think each one of us deserves to be well rested, now more than ever. And as people who work on sleep solutions, we think it is our duty to help those who go to work exhausted despite six to eight hours of sleep.
In today’s post, we will be discussing how the quality of your sleep at night can be improved so that you wake up fit as a fiddle and show up at work.
Here’s a list of the simplest ways to wake up fit and energized.
- Rest is a discipline
Sleep isn’t child’s play; it is a serious business.
To wake up better, you need to start sleeping better. For this, you will have to set out a particular time to get your 8 hours. Humans are the only mammals who keep postponing their sleep. Stop doing that.
Have a particular time to go to bed, and very soon you will see that you start feeling sleepy exactly at that time.
- Have the right colors in your bedroom
Did you know there are some colors that induce sleep while there are others that can harm both your sleep quality and duration?
The colors to pick include light blue, pastel green, subtle shade of yellow, and warm orange. Stay away from red and brown.
- Let air circulate through the room
While closing the drapes and turning off the lights is ideal for sleep, it is also important to make sure that there is some sort of ventilation available.
Breathing the same air through the night is very unhealthy and can result in sleep apnea. Using an air purifier is one of the best ways to deal with this problem.
- Create a bedtime routine for yourself
Some ideas include taking a warm bath 30 minutes before bed. This can relax your tired muscles and get you ready for sleep.
Drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bed is also a very good way of soothing the nerves which otherwise might prevent you from dozing off on time.
It goes without mentioning that you should stay away from screens 60 minutes prior to bedtime. The blue light of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets prevents you from falling asleep, thus wreaking havoc on your sleep patterns.
- Try essential oils
Nose is a sense organ that isn’t usually given the same importance and care that the other sense organs receive. It is time we change that!
Try aromatherapy with different essential oils. There is a plethora to choose from – jasmine, sandalwood, lavender, rose, etc.
According to experts, lavender and sandalwood work best before bed, while lemon, rosemary and peppermint should be used in the morning for a fresh start.
- Avoid caffeine before bed
Caffeine is known to activate your nervous system. It hinders your sleep by delaying it.
Having a cup of coffee before bed will make you alert, a condition you don’t want to be in if you want to wake up fresh the next morning.
The other things to avoid include alcohol and heavy food. While alcohol is a sedative, it interferes with our REM sleep and hampers it. Eating a heavy meal before sleep will cause indigestion, which again worsens your sleep quality.
- Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning
Always sleep with a glass of water on your bedside table so that when you wake up you can start your day with it.
It’s the best refreshment you can give your body after it has had a good night’s sleep.
These tips are all tried and tested and have worked well for us at Wakefit! We hope these will improve your sleep and give a better start to all your days.