As we’ve discussed before, there are several bad sleeping habits that are turning millions of otherwise healthy adults into day-walking zombies. Even poor Cheap Sheep has had his share of troubles finding quality Zzz’s. However, there are actually several ways for all of us to break bad sleeping habits, so we can get our sleep schedules back on track!
Cheap Sheep has a bad habit of not keeping a regular morning routine. Sometimes he wakes up at 7 or 8 a.m., but other times he stays up too late on weekends and wakes up at 11 a.m. or noon. If Cheap Sheep could stick to a normal morning routine and normalize his sleep patterns every day, then he may experience a more restful night’s sleep. Sticking to a regular bedtime is also extremely important. This doesn’t mean going to bed at 7 in the evening. However, you should try to keep a regular routine so as to not disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythms. When you’re sleepy then go to bed! Don’t fight it by watching more TV. Pay attention to what your body is telling you Cheap Sheep and tuck yourself into bed!
Exercise during the day can also help break bad sleeping habits. Everyone needs at least a half hour of aerobics each day to spend built-up restless energy. Just make sure you don’t do it too close to bedtime. Cheap Sheep and his new girlfriend love texting each other 24-7. It’s kind of adorable (but also kind of annoying). It’s also wrecking Cheap Sheep’s sleep schedule. He needs to turn off his cell phone and other over-stimulating electronic screens close to bedtime (text her “goodnight, bae : – )” already!). Also stay away from chocolate, caffeine, large meals and other stimulants before bed. Stress is a huge problem when it comes to feeling sleepy. It keeps us tossing and turning at night. Try to resolve conflicts before bedtime if possible, or try to “let go” of your worries for the night by thinking of something happy. For more information on breaking bad sleeping habits, come visit Cheap Sheep at the Mattress Hub!