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5 Unique Ways To Have Better Sleep

Published : January 25, 2022
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Let's Talk About Sleep

There is no question that sleep is important, everyone knows this.

If you ask any person, they will most likely say that sleep is important, but most people are unaware of actually how important sleep is.

Along with a clean diet, sleep can be the biggest contributing factor to having a good day, where you feel like you can work for hours, or having a not so good day, where you feel groggy and tired throughout.

Most people are also aware that the regular adult requires above 7 hours of sleep for it to be sufficient (unless you’re Elon Musk). Some of you reading this might not be able to muster 7 hours of quality sleep, so here are some tips to get you functioning well.

1. Utilise your smartphone’s features

2. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each night (or close to)

This one is tricky. We often have things to do or places to be which can have an impact on the time we go to sleep. We get caught up watching the latest TV show on Netflix or have to embrace the tantrums of the little ones.

To the best of your ability, try to set a specific time in which you start to get ready for bed and a time when you will hopefully fall asleep by. This should be 7-9 hours before you need to wake up for work, as the recommended amount of sleep for adults aged 18-64 is 7-9 hours, and people aged above 64 is 7-8 hours.

To make this easier, as a general rule, try to go to sleep as darkness sets in and wake up when the sun rises.

3. Create a good ‘wind down’ routine

4. Listen to white noise/rain sounds

This tip is a weird one, but can be beneficial for people who find it hard to get to sleep or for people with a loud house, loud neighbours or a partner who doesn’t stop snoring.

There are apps on your mobile device that have a range of these sorts of sounds, or if you simply type in ‘white noise’ into Youtube, a number of videos will come up.

So why white noise? White noise simply blocks out other sounds that have the ability to keep you from falling asleep and waking you up.

Another form of this could be sleeping with the fan on. The fan has a constant whirring sound that can be very relaxing.

Apps like ‘Calm’ and ‘Headspace have many forms of soundscapes you can choose from, ranging from a waterfall to being underwater.

5. Sleep at the correct temperature

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