Finding it hard to fall asleep at night? Or, staying asleep once you get there? Here are some easy tips for better sleep.
Getting enough exercise is one of the biggest helps for sleeping well, but don’t exercise vigorously just before bed time. Give yourself a couple of hours to wind down. That’s a good rule of thumb in general – give yourself time to wind down before bed time, and don’t engage in doing or eating things that will stimulate your system, like eating sugary treats or reading a gripping murder mystery. And, stop your caffeine intake by late afternoon. That includes chocolate!
The biggest help for consistently good sleep is… consistency. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Staying up late and sleeping late on weekends can throw off your sleep schedule for the rest of the week.
The following infographic offers more tips for better sleep from Fit After Fifty. Click on it to enlarge it.