While some tips are obvious, like avoiding caffeine and food late at night and getting exercise during the day, one of the most effective tips is also one of the least adhered to — establishing a routine.
Be consistent. Our body’s rhythm can operate like it’s on a loop. While maintaining consistent sleep patterns can result in a person waking up at exactly the same time every day, inconsistent sleep patterns — fostered by going to bed late on the weekends, for example — can interrupt these patterns. That inconsistency can lead to restless sleep.
Pay attention to your skin. TV style and beauty expert, Liv Judd, says we often overlook the fact that our largest organ is our skin. Judd recommends incorporating a consistent bedtime skin-care routine that includes products with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and soothe the skin. “Many nighttime treatments not only help with relaxation but also include collagen and retinol, which are used to reduce fine lines and improve overall skin tone. These hard-working, multitasking treatments are easily found at stores like your local Shoppers Drug Mart,” Judd says.
Create a restful environment. Whether it’s the lighting, the location of your cellphone, or your room’s temperature, your sleeping environment can have a significant impact on sleep quality and duration. Keeping your lighting low and your cellphone off are important considerations, and room temperature is frequently cited as one of the most crucial factors to ensure a good night’s sleep. So, what is the “right” temperature? Although 20°C is generally considered to be a comfortable sleeping temperature for most people, the exact temperature depends on the individual.