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3) Stay away from any sleep-stealing stimulus
You should avoid consuming stimulus such as caffeine and nicotine late in evening as these can disrupt your sleep later in night. Caffeine is quite a strong stimulant that will keep your brain awake while nicotine activates your metabolism, thus keeping your body energetic. Instead, consume drinks that can aid you to sleep well, like warm milk, hot chocolate or even a glass of milk
4) Exercise regularly
Studies have shown that regular exercise approximately 4 to 6 hours before bedtime can actually help you fall asleep later in night. So keep those abs burning and legs walking at least 20 minutes a day. However, avoid heavy exercises close to bedtime as that will raise your body temperature and keep you fully awake.
5) Cool off your body temperature
People tend to fall asleep as their body temperature falls. So, how can old story of taking a hot bath before bed help you sleep? When you take a hot bath or a long hot shower, your body temperature goes up, but when you get into bed and body temperature starts to fall, that helps you to sleep. Although this is something that happens naturally before sleep, a hot bath actually reinforces that physiological process.
6) Don?t force yourself to sleep!
If you cannot go to sleep, don?t force yourself by lying in bed and trying to sleep. Restrict time in bed to amount of time you are actually sleeping. If you are not asleep in 15 to 20 minutes, get out of bed, go into another room and engage in some sedentary activity until you begin to feel sleepy. Listen to some calm music, make a to-do list or read a really boring book. Then, return back to bed when you feel sleepy.
7) Avoid afternoon naps
Taking naps during day directly interferes with your sleeping routine. Your ability to sleep at night gets affected because all those short power naps actually ensures that you get continual rest during day. So, when it comes for you to sleep at night, you actually feel zippy and alert.
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