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How to Sleep Better - Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Written by
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on May 01, 2014 and last reviewed on Mar 26, 2021   -  4 min read

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Sleep can be very important to the body as good. Read this article to know more.

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How to Sleep Better - Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Overview: Sleep is often considered a negative factor, and people who sleep a lot are seen as lazy individuals. But, the actual fact is that sleep is very vital for the metabolic functions of our body. The construction and destruction of the tissues will be properly maintained if we have a healthy sleeping pattern. A night of disturbed sleep will not be helpful for this bodily mechanism. We have to follow good sleeping methods, just like exercises and healthy food patterns.

What Do You Understand by Good Sleep?

A good sleep should be without interruption, deep and refreshing of six to nine hours in duration (the average sleep requirement for adults is seven to eight hours and varies considerably in different individuals). If the person is on the job of lifting heavyweight, then they might require an additional amount of sleep. Mentally challenging jobs can also demand more sleep. In some health conditions like anemia, the person tends to sleep for longer hours.

Four Important Factors for a Good Sleep Are:

Environment:

Avoid bright lights in the bedroom, including night-lights or low power lights. Take care to cover the windows with blind shields or curtains so that the outside light does not interfere with your sleep.

Temperature:

The temperature of your bedroom should be cool enough so that you do not get any sweating. Profuse sweating in the middle of the night might interrupt your sleep. Keeping the room temperature around 20-25 degrees Celsius is ideal for sound sleep.

Quietness:

The old saying of “falling asleep and maintaining sleep is easier if your sleep environment is void of noise” holds more truth today. If it is not possible for you to have a quiet environment, then you can use earplugs or a white noise machine. Avoid sleeping near people who snore, as it might interrupt your sleep.

Comfort:

To have a sound and refreshing sleep, use a mattress that is comfortable enough to support your back. This is one of the important factors for a good sleep environment. A good mattress is not expected to leave you stiff and sore after sleep. A clean mattress will also help in giving a peaceful and happy sleep.

Important Don’ts to Have a Good Night Sleep:

Important Do’s to Fall Asleep Easily:

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