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The Key To A Good Night's Sleep

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The Essence To A Better Night's Kip

Sleep is commonly cut short either by: that inevitable early alarm; a crying baby or staying up too late in the first place. These 3 issues hinder the chances of a suitable nights sleep, but when you can't get any sleep because it's too hard to close those eyes and drift off, that alone is one of the main reasons why people lose out on a good night's sleep.


The Essence To A Better Night's Kip

Somethings, such as the early alarm for work cannot be prevented, however by going to bed an hour earlier and incorporating a pre-sleep routine of stretches can majorly boost the prospect of a beneficial sleep. It is commonly known that stretching is good for your body, and by doing so before you hop into bed can put you in a more relaxed-state-of-mind. A range of stretches that work your main muscle areas (legs, arms, torso and back) that are ideally held for around 8-10 seconds will work wonders on the sleep front and will loosen up your muscles (try touching your toes with your legs straight and feet together). Not just can it increase your potential of sleep, but by doing a variety of bodily stretches will aid your body in the morning as your joints and muscles have relaxed in a state which suits them best and will prevent stiffness and increase flexibility (highly recommended if you have arthritis).

Another way of avoiding a lackluster night's sleep is to select a better choice of food eaten at dinner-time before you go to bed. A protein filled dinner, such as a chicken dish, increases brain activity as protein helps you to concentrate. This will be a hindrance for the quest of a good night's sleep because if the brain is working harder, then so is your body and you'll become less relaxed and won't put you in a suitable frame of mind for sleep. Therefore, changing to a carbohydrate-filled dinner will increase your  short-to-medium term energy levels to get you through the evening. However, by the time it'slights out, the energy levels will have reduced dramatically and this will increase tiredness - which is just what you need after a long day at the office.


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