If there’s one thing Americans have trouble with on a day-to-day basis (or rather night-to-night) it’s sleep. According to the CDC, one in every three American adults isn’t getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep every night to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can help to improve your sleep schedule without taking sleeping pills and drinking your body weight in chamomile tea.
Routine is important when it comes to getting your sleep schedule on track. Unfortunately, when you choose to shower in the evening when you usually shower in the morning, you can end up keeping yourself awake for longer.
This is because your body has associated the shower with getting ready to start the day. What’s more, your body naturally cools down when it’s time to rest and the heat from the shower can disrupt that natural shift.
Your body’s circadian rhythm relies on the sun to determine when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up. Unfortunately, the modern use of lights and technology keep us awake for longer and disrupt our natural sleep schedules.
By dimming the lights between an hour to 30 minutes before heading to bed, you boost your body’s production of melatonin. Melatonin is your body’s sleep hormone, produced by the pineal gland, that becomes more active at night.
A massage is great for a special treat every so often, but it can actually be great for your sleep schedule when you get one regularly.
This is because massage therapy helps to improve blood flow, which relaxes the muscles and helps to reduce anxiety. With less anxiety and muscle tension, you’ll be less likely to toss and turn at night.
It’s no secret massage therapy can help to reduce pain. Up to 41% of American adults who has a massage in the last five years said they booked their appointment for pain relief, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. And 92% of those who’ve received a massage reported that the experience was effective in reducing their pain.
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