How to cure sleep deprivation
A huge majority of the public suffers from sleep deprivation and insomnia which leads to lack of energy, exhaustion, poor health and many other negative aspects which can have an affect on your daily tasks and commitments.
There are, however, ways of preventing this so that you can get the sleep you need.
• Avoid drinking alcohol upto a few hours before you go to bed. It is common for us to believe that a couple of pints will put us to sleep faster, but you can risk interrupted sleep because you feel the need to go to the toilet during the night.
Alcohol also causes snoring in the way that it restricts airflow to the lungs, which again contributes to a hangover.
• Many claim that the smell of lavender calms your mind and body more than other scents and it is therefore believed that scented candles, air fresheners and laundry detergents with lavender scents can put you to sleep faster.
• The bedroom should only be used for sleeping and relaxing only, not other activities such as watching TV, using a laptop or doing tasks connected to work or school. A bedroom should only be related to sleep as your brain will be reminded what the room is intended for when being in there, as opposed to feeling the need to complete unfinished tasks. If you don’t have the option to use other rooms try to stay clear of the bed unless you intend to sleep.
• It is very important to avoid drinking caffeinated drinks after a certain time during the day. Many chose to set a time a few hours before they go to bed, while others might decide not to drink anything containing caffeine after working hours. This is difficult for a nation which drinks a lot of tea, but the option is to drink herbal teas as they don’t contain caffeine and soothes the body and mind.
• During Winter especially we often turn up the heat to prevent waking up cold during the night, but this is something you want to avoid if you want a better sleeping pattern. Experts say a bedroom should be cool as opposed to warm, so it might be worth opening the windows for a little while before you go to bed.