It is important to understand that sleep has a strong influence on both physical and mental health. The optimal number of hours of sleep varies from person to person, nevertheless on average seven to nine hours of sleep each night is ideal for most adults.
However, most people do not get enough sleep and feel tried as a result. The Sleep Heath Foundation has found that 33% to 45% of adults in Australia have poor sleeping patterns leading to daytime consequences.
Creating good sleeping habits can assist with getting better and healthy sleep each night. Good sleep habits are also known as good sleep hygiene. Even though some habits can be obvious they are often in the average busy life. Here are some habits to consider according to the Sleep Health Foundation
- Going to bed at the same time each night allows your internal clock to work to the best of its ability. Once your sleep routine is regular you will start to feel sleepy at bed time, this is the optimal time to go to sleep.
- Caffeine should be avoided 4 hours before going to sleep, including soft drinks. Things like smoking and alcohol should also be avoided as they can make it difficult to stay asleep. Avoid being in a brightly lit room or blue light from computers and phones 1 hours before bed to allow the sleep hormone, melatonin to develop. Click Here to learn more about Melatonin.
- Don't go to bed hungry but also having a full stomach can make it difficult to sleep. Eating 2 hours prior bed time is ideal.
- Staying out of bed during the day will help our brain link the bed with sleep.
- If you cannot fall asleep after 30 minutes try to get out of bed and sit quietly in another room in the dark. Do not sure your phone or computer etc, and once you feel tired try going back to bed and sleeping.
Here at Wenatex The Sleep System we offer a range of Wenatex SilverMed® products that will ensure you are sleeping in the correct environment, orthopaedically and healthy. We also conduct sleep consultations tailored to each individual to help you get the best sleep you deserve. Contact Us today to find out more.
This blog is for information only. For health advice specific to you, please consult your Health Professional.