Importance of Sleep for mental well-being: 7 ways to improve sleep
Discover why sleep is crucial for your mental well-being and learn seven simple techniques to improve it. Say goodbye to crankiness and hello to a healthier mind. - by Shubhani Ghai
Do you ever find yourself cranky and you can’t figure out the reason behind it? Well, a failed night's sleep might be the reason. Sleep is not just an activity that relaxes your nerves, but it is also essential to keep you sane. In this article find how sleep is important for our mental well-being and 7 techniques you can follow to improve it.
Importance of Sleep
A proper 7-8 hour sleep is necessary for human beings, to properly regulate bodily function. Our brains are constantly multi-tasking, from completing a deadline to handling anxiety. The rest is important to properly process your emotions, manage the stress and stabilize the mood. In addition, good sleep strengthens your decision-making power as well as your memory. In the long term, proper sleep helps in enhancing your resilience and mental power.
Now that we know the significance of good sleep. Here are ways to improve it:
Avoiding Screens before Sleep:
The light from devices like phones and laptops is said to disturb our sleeping cycles. Avoid them for an hour before sleep. Indulge, in activities like reading books, taking a warm bath, and practicing meditation to calm your mind.
Eat Light Dinner
Heavy dinner can cause acidity or bloating, disturbing the quality of your overall sleep. So take light food during dinner
Make a Sleep Schedule
Go to sleep at the same time every day, helping to set a routine that your body will adapt and will help you fall asleep daily.
A comfortable sleep environment
Listen to relaxing music, use comfortable mattresses and pillows and sleep in a dark quiet room, to improve your sleep.
Manage Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety will keep your heart beating fast, thus making it hard for you to sleep. Practice meditation or deep breathing if you are anxious.
Do regular exercise
Regular exercise can improve your sleep but do not indulge in heavy exercises, that excite your muscles, before sleep.
Consulting a Professional
If you are not able to sleep at all, consult a doctor. They can deduce the reason behind the issue and provide you with better solutions.
Thus, following these simple steps will help in lifting your mood and enhance your overall mental well-being. So, sweet dreams and a healthier, happier you await!