How To Get The Best Sleep Ever

LIFESTYLE  |  June 19, 2017
  • 1. Be aware of environmental factors
    1 / 5 1. Be aware of environmental factors


    Ensure your room is in the optimum condition for you to get a good night’s rest. The light, noise, comfort and electronic distractions around can affect the quality of your sleep. Sleeping with bright lights can confuse your body clock. Try to avoid using your electronic devices one hour before bedtime too.

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  • 2. Get the right amount of sleep
    2 / 5 2. Get the right amount of sleep


    The optimal amount of sleep adults should be getting is between seven to eight and a half hours of restful sleep. If you’re getting too little or too much snooze, your mood and mental health can be affected.

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  • 3. Manage your afternoon naps
    3 / 5 3. Manage your afternoon naps


    If you have problems falling asleep at night, it’s best not to take naps in the day. But if naps do not affect your sleep later at night, you can take a short nap between 15 to 20 minutes to refresh yourself. Try not to sleep longer than that because you’ll wake up feeling groggy once you fall into deep slumber.

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  • 4. Use essential oils
    4 / 5 4. Use essential oils

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    Essential oils can help you to sleep better. When you take in its scent, it invokes a relaxing and calming effect and encourages the production of melatonin, which is necessary for the sleep cycle. Essential oils such as Lavender, Bergamot and Marjoram can be mixed into your salt bath for a relaxing and peaceful bath to clear your mind before bedtime. If your thoughts and emotions tend to overwhelm you just before you head to bed, try using Frankincense or Ylang Ylang essential oil. They can be applied on your wrists, temples, or back of the neck for a relaxant effect that helps to calm your mind.

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  • 5. Observe your sleep
    5 / 5 5. Observe your sleep


    So how can you gauge whether you’ve truly gotten a good rest? According to the America’s National Sleep Foundation (NSF), indicators of a good sleep include:

    • -Sleeping more time while in bed (at least 85 per cent of the total time)
    • -Falling asleep in 30 minutes or less
    • -Waking up no more than once per night
    • -Being awake for 20 minutes or less after initially falling asleep
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