How to Sleep Better!

Do you often have trouble sleeping at night?  A good night’s sleep is so important to maintain both a healthy mind and body.  Here are some simple things you can do to improve your sleep patterns!

-Get 30 minutes of outdoor time each day.  It is important to get some bright light because it helps to set your body clock.

-As hard as this is for all of you coffee drinkers, try to limit yourself to one serving of caffeine each day.  It is better if this serving is taken in the morning because caffeine after lunch can linger in the system and worsen sleep.

-Practice a relaxation technique, such as meditation, for at least 20 minutes each day.

-Try to get up at the same time each day.  This is quite important.

-Plan your bedtime to be 7 hours before your wake-up time.

-If you cannot sleep during the night, stop trying for about 20 to 30 minutes.  Then get back into bed and try to sleep again.