How did you sleep last night? No, seriously. In this week’s blog post from your apartments in Medical Center, we want to talk about everyone’s favorite activity. We all love sleeping, but most of us don’t do a very good job of preparing our bodies for sleep every night. Smartphones, late night snacks, binge-watching — it all adds up to an overactive mind that is rarely ready for bed.
Let’s try to fix that, shall we? In the blog post below, we’ll be sharing a few tips that should help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer every night. Sleep is connected to every other aspect of our lives. Improving your sleep can improve your work performance, your relationships and the way you feel about yourself. Sounds awesome, right? We agree.
Now that we’ve expressed the importance of sleep, let’s dive right into this week’s blog post. Oh, and when you’re done reading through it, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments near Medical Center!
Get rid of the screens
We know, we know. It’s going to be difficult to stop using your phone before bed. You’re never going to sleep better if you continue using your phone while you’re trying to fall asleep, however, so you might as well start putting it down early. We recommend putting your phone down an hour before bed. Set your alarm, plug it into the wall, and leave it where you can’t reach it. You’ll feel naked for awhile without your phone, but you’ll sleep better as a result.
Wear yourself out
Do you find yourself feeling wide awake at 10pm every night? It’s hard to turn off the Netflix or put down the controller if you don’t feel tired, and it’s basically impossible to fall asleep in this state. There are a lot of different factors that could be keeping you from feeling tired, but one of the most common is lack of exercise.
As 21st century humans, we spend all day at desks then all evening on couches. That’s not enough activity to tire us out, which is why we’re wide awake at night. The best way to wear yourself out is to hit the gym every day and switch up your exercises to burn more calories.
Keep the laptop out of the bedroom
Yes, your bed is probably the comfiest setting in which to watch a movie. No, you should not be watching movies in bed. The more you use your bed for activities other than sleep, the less your body will associate your bed with bedtime. Do yourself a favor and keep the laptops and TVs out of the bedroom.
That concludes our list of tips for getting a better night’s sleep. We’d like to thank you for taking a couple minutes out of your day to read our latest post, and we hope that you’ll check back in September when our next post goes live on the site! Oh, and if these sleeping tips end up working for you, be sure to share your success with us on social media!
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