Sleeping well Healthtip

How To Sleep Better At Night

Sleep deprivation or commonly known and lack of sleep, occurs when an individual gets less sleep than they need to feel awake and alert. The measurement of how much sleep is needed varies according to the individual involved. While older people can stay longer hours without sleep, with the young, the effects can be immediately telling.

What are the symptoms/consequences of lack of sleep?

The main symptom of ongoing sleep loss is excessive daytime sleepiness, but other symptoms include:

  • Moodiness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • depressed mood
  • Forgetfulness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of motivation
  • Increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings
  • Reduced sex drive

How to sleep better at night

There are a number of things/activities you can imbibe in your daily activities that will help you sleep better at night, some of which we have highlighted below.

  • Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends.
  • Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual.
  • If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Evaluate your room and temperature conditions. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep.
  • Reduce exposure to light.
  • Reduce noise distractions.
  • Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
  • Reduce intake of caffeine
  • Turn off phones and all IMs.

If after incorporation all of these and more into your activities, and you still can’t sleep at night, it might help to talk to a doctor and get a proper diagnosis. Signing up with the RelianceHMO health insurance gives you the opportunity of having quick access to a team of top notch doctors you can talk to with the Doctor-On-The-Go feature.

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