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4 Tips to Make Your Sleep More Restful

Sleep is not just how your body recharges and resets after a long day, it helps improve and maintain brain function, moods and physical health. But many of us struggle to obtain good quality sleep or even sleep at all. Here are four ways to make you sleep more restful.

Set your body clock up for success

Having a consistent sleep schedule is one way to ensure your body can wind down enough to achieve restful sleep. To start, ensure you have exposure to brighter lights during the day. Spending time outside or in brightly lit areas helps your body associate daytime with awake time, allowing it to wind down naturally when things become darker. Limiting blue light (the light from screens) is another way to promote restful sleep, as its presence reduces the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Finally, you can ensure your body gets into a sleep routine by sleeping at the same time each day.

Take sleep supplements

Sometimes our bodies need a little help when it comes to rest. Melatonin deficits can diminish sleep quality and be supplemented artificially as a sleep aid. Other supplements, like Rite Calm Gummies, can be taken to induce relaxation and provide better quality sleep. Herbs, vitamins and minerals (specifically L-Theanine, Holy basil, Lemon Balm, Rhodiola, Vitamin E and Vitamin B6 present in Rite Calm Gummies) ease stress and anxiety, two arch enemies of restful sleep.

Optimise your sleep environment

Your body can only sleep well when it feels safe and comfortable enough to do so. Aid this by creating a calm, peaceful and relaxed environment where you sleep. Achieve this by using low lighting, maintaining a cool temperature and reserving your bedroom or at least your bed for sleep only (not working, studying or gaming in your bed, for example). You also want to ensure you have a good quality, comfortable and clean place to sleep, so wash bedding frequently, choose the right mattress and change pillows every one to two years.

Watch what you consume

If you want to sleep well, there are some things you should avoid, especially in the hours leading up to sleep. Caffeine is a massive sleep preventative and should only be drunk in the morning and early afternoon. Alcohol also disrupts your melatonin production, so while you may sleep more after a drink or two, the quality is much less. Latenight meals are not a good idea as your body needs to digest them while trying to rest, but some small, high-quality snacks can help you from waking through the night. Finally, while staying hydrated throughout the day is important, refraining from drinking too much in the 2 hours before bed can prevent waking up through the night to go to the toilet.