Summer in Lewisville, Texas, should be a time for relaxing, enjoying lovely weather, and having fun with family and friends. It’s hard to do all of that if you have trouble sleeping at night. Here are a few things you can try to improve your sleep:
Stick to a Sleeping Schedule
You’ll sleep best if you go to bed and get up at the same time each day, even on weekends. This helps set your body’s natural rhythm. If you find that you still need an alarm clock to get up in the morning, you may need to go to sleep earlier. Also, avoid naps or keep them short, restricting them to 15 to 20 minutes.
Get Plenty of Exercise
Exercise is healthy for everyone, of course. But people who exercise even for 10 minutes daily tend to sleep better at night. It can also help you lose weight, which may reduce the likelihood of sleep apnea.
Keep Your Bedroom Cool at Night
Your bedroom should be kept between 60 and 67 degrees at night for optimal sleep quality. A smart or programmable thermostat can help with this since you can set it to lower the temperature near bedtime automatically.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Sniffling and sneezing from airborne allergens will definitely interfere with a good night’s sleep. Upgrading your HVAC’s filtration system can prevent allergy and asthma flare-ups. It’ll also help you breathe easier during the day, too.
Watch Your Diet
Limit caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine can interfere with your sleep for 10 to 12 hours after you consume it. While alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, it interferes with the quality of your sleep. As a result, you’ll still feel tired when you wake up in the morning. Also, avoid eating heavy meals within two or three hours of bedtime.
Air quality and temperature are just two factors influencing your sleep, but they’re important! If you have concerns about either, give Metro Environmental Services
a call at 972-268-6922.
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