How to Get the Best Sleep
The time spent sleeping is the time the body takes to heal, rebuild, replenish and rest from daily activities. Depriving the body of adequate sleep over a long period of time will have detrimental effects on the body.
- Have the bedroom as dark as possible to stimulate melatonin production.
- Make sure the window is open every night to get adequate oxygen, even in the winter.
- The room temperature should not be too hot; a cooler atmosphere promotes better sleep.
- Avoid coffee after 6:00 pm.
- Have your evening meal at least 2 hours before going to bed.
- Finish your exercise program at least 2 hours before bed.
- Good mattresses last for 25 years; get the best you can afford.
- Pillows; there are many different styles made with many different materials. Avoid those made with foam as they will give off the gas of formaldehyde. Experiment, it must be comfortable and you do not want to wake up with a sore neck in the morning.
- Sleeping positions: Sleeping on your back is the best position, on your side is the next best and on your stomach is not advisable as it will misalign the neck.
- Having a teaspoon of almond butter before bed has been known to aid in sleep. Jasmine tea is also beneficial for performing better the next day.
- Eliminate positive ions from TVs, computers, portable phones and other electrical appliances. Negative ion generators are beneficial in the bedroom.