Having trouble getting to sleep at night and it's making your mornings absolutely miserable? Well, here's seven tips to help you find that sweet slumber.
Research indicates that staring at a computer monitor two to three hours before bedtime suppresses the melatonin in your body. The easiest solution? Read a book instead. But let's be honest, you're probably more likely to hop on your phone. So dim your brightness down and try your best to avoid bright screens if you've got a meeting at eight in the morning.
Even if you had a bad night of sleep, you can help jump-start your morning by placing your alarm clock across the room. Place it in a very inconvenient spot, where you can still hear it loud and clear. When it wakes you in the morning, you'll be forced to jump out of bed and shut it off. Since you're already out of bed, you might as well get on with your day.
Distractions in your bedroom are one of the main causes of sleeplessness. We keep books, magazines, electronics, all surrounding our Borg alcove. Try this tip: When you go to bed, leave your laptop, phone, and reading material outside the room. If you have a TV in there, unplug it or just turn it off. This can lead to falling asleep much faster and enable you to have a rich, deep sleep without possible interruptions.
Now, let's talk temperature. Based on many sleep studies, it's been shown that the optimal temperature to fall asleep is between about 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The easiest way to achieve this is with your heater or air conditioner. But if that isn't an option, try popping your feet out of the blanket or opening a window to find that sweet spot. An optimal temperature leads to deeper and more relaxing sleep. You may not even need that alarm clock trick anymore.
現在，我們來講講溫度吧。根據許多睡眠研究，顯示入睡最理想的溫度大約是在華氏 65 到 72 度間。達到這點最簡單的方式是運用你的暖氣或是空調。但如果那不在選項之中的話，試著把腳伸出毯子外，或是打開窗戶來找到那舒適的狀態吧。理想溫度會帶來更深層且放鬆的睡眠。你可能不再需要那鬧鐘招數。
Oh yeah, and let's talk cuddling. If you're lucky enough to have a significant other, or your favorite non-aquatic pet around, it's been proven that cuddling with a loved one can reduce the levels of cortisol in your body. Cortisol leads to stress. Stress leads to anger. Anger leads...to no sleep. Take that, Emperor Palpatine. So cuddle yourself away from the Dark Side and toss out that Ambien. May the sleep be with you.
Now here's a cool one: the caffeine power nap. Let's say you had a horrible night of sleep and maybe you have midterms going. This is easy and awesome. Make a cup of coffee and ice it down for quick consumption. As soon as you've downed your delicious treat, hit the couch for 15 to 20 minutes. That coffee takes about 15 minutes to kick in. So when you wake up, you'll have the dual benefit of power nap and caffeine.
現在，這是很酷的一招：咖啡因能量小睡。假設你睡得很不好，而且你可能有期中考要應付。這很簡單又很棒。煮一杯咖啡，並且讓它冷卻好讓你快速喝完。一旦你喝下那美味享受，在沙發睡上 15 到 20 分鐘。那咖啡要大約 15 分鐘才會奏效。所以當你起床的時候，你會有能量小睡與咖啡因的雙重效益。
Drinkables. So you've been struggling in your bed for an hour and just can't fall asleep,
time to go make yourself a warm beverage. Chamomile, kava kava, lemon balm tea, these are all decaffeinated and help ease you into dreamland. Even a warm glass of milk can help bring your body temperature up and put you closer to that sweet sleep spot. You might even apply this technique just before bedtime to avoid any nocturnal interruptions.
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