Many people go through life believing that sleep is overrated. After all, our society overwhelms us with work, home, and social responsibilities, and it’s easy to let things like leisure slip away.
But don’t be fooled! Sleep is one of the most crucial processes our body needs to function. Without optimal sleep, you’re not on your A-game. Your body has an internal clock that regulates your sleep patterns. This clock is called the circadian rhythm, and if it’s off, you’re going to have great trouble with rest and wakefulness.
Getting a good night’s rest is far easier said than done for some people. We understand what it’s like to deal with sleep issues, and it can get ugly when you desperately need a good night’s rest, but your body feels as if it’s incapable of acquiring it.
That brings us to the topic of today’s blog post. We’re going to give you some good habits that can help you get a good night’s rest— even if you’ve been unable to get a full night of sleep for some time.
Reduce Blue Light
Blue light is emitted from electronic devices (think of your phone, tablet, computer, etc.). The chances are high that you’re getting heavy doses of blue light, which studies have shown to have all kinds of gnarly effects on our bodies, including disruption of our sleep patterns. If you keep your phone glued to your face up to the point you fall to sleep, it’s not healthy. We recommend not using any electronic devices at least 1-2 hours before bed. There are also applications that filter blue light on your computer and mobile device.
Believe it or not, exercise can help those who have issues sleeping. While studies have been inconclusive as to how exercise can positively impact your sleep patterns, they show that chronic insomniacs can benefit from vigorous exercise. Besides helping with sleep, exercise has many other benefits, so you should definitely adopt an active lifestyle whether you have issues sleeping or not.
Follow a Strict Sleeping Schedule
People with sleeping issues will often sleep at random hours. This disrupts your circadian rhythm,so you should stick to a strict sleeping schedule. This means falling asleep and waking up at the same hours every day. For example, you decide to fall asleep at 10pm and wake up at 6am everyday. This will help to get your body’s clock in order and eventually you may notice that you’ll feel well-rested upon waking up.
Use Natural Sleep Aids
We’re going to toot our own horn here and mention that many of our hemp products contain properties that can help you relax before bed. Herbs like lavender and valerian root are known for being able to quiet the overactive mind and ease people into sedative states. Some of our products contain lavender and valerian essential oils, making it incredibly easy for you to feel more relaxed.
Do you struggle with rest? Are you waking up feeling groggy and tired? Follow the simple tips from this post, and don’t hesitate to look at our selection of products.