Around 70 million Americans suffer from a form of a sleep problem, and no amount of sleep medicine will do the job. Especially when you’ve got a long flight ahead of you. There’s nothing worse than being groggy when you land at your destination. Below we’ve complied just three simple tips you can incorporate to your daily life to properly catch up on those ZZZ’s.
Watch What You Eat and Drink:
This one is crucial! Too much coffee or soft drinks will lower your energy and will disrupt your natural sleep cycle. There are tons of healthy and tasty drinks and foods you can consume daily that’ll help you get a restful night’s sleep. Stick to foods like yogurt, rice, salmon, tuna, and bananas. Add fresh fruits to your water to help increase your water intake: choose fruits like raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, and so on. All of this is a much smarter alternative over sleep medicine.
Stay Active During the Day
Don’t push yourself too hard, that’s not what we mean. However a little physical activity throughout the day goes a long way. Opt to take the stairs, have a walking meeting, stretch, take a little stroll on your lunch break, and so on. Even the smallest change can help your sleep patterns later in the day (night).
Mentally Wind Down
Yes, we know this one sounds really easy. However it’s much more difficult to quiet the mind than you think. Some people who get into bed and they rehash their day or create a list of what needs to get done. Basically, your mind needs a break from all your busy body thinking. Therefore attempt to do all your thinking before you get into bed, write down everything, or take a relaxing bath.