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Top Five Tips for Better Sleep

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There are many factors affecting quality of sleep and many have extremely simple tricks to remedy them. Here at Snore No More we have compiled our own list of things that help us sleep better (and they are backed by science too!).

  1. Avoid technology for at least one hour before bed. That’s right no TV, computer or tablet or even cell phone use. Log off your email and Facebook. In fact, it’s best to gently dim the lights too. Too much brightness can impede your body’s production of melatonin. Don’t believe me, learn more here or here.
  2. Write down your To Do list before you get in bed. In fact, keep a small notebook and pen next to your bed to jot down additional things that pop up, if necessary. We have a tendency to let our minds wonder away and keep us from relaxing because we are afraid we might forget something important. Instead of just letting those thoughts roam in your head, write them down and forget about them while you sleep.
  3. If you don’t already have a meditation practice, begin one. Numerous researchers are looking into the positive benefits of mediation on sleep, including how it can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. What’s more mindfulness meditation is shown to improve sleep and impact daytime fatigue in a positive way.
  4. Practice Gratitude. Studies show that practicing gratitude (spending time thinking or writing things that you are thankful for) for as little as fifteen minutes a day helped people sleep longer and better afterward. Having a hard time finding fifteen consecutive minutes? Practice while you are stopped at stoplights.
  5. Drink your liquids during the day to avoid nighttime potty wakings. Suggestions range from drinking your final liquids 90 minutes to a few hours before bed. Find what works best for your body.

Here’s to a good nights sleep!

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