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5 effective ways to fix your sleep

Having trouble falling asleep at night? You're not alone. There are many things in today's world that keeps people awake at night. But fixing your sleep is very much possible with some simple practices and a little discipline.

Here are some simple and effective steps you can take, starting tonight!

1. Follow a bedtime routine

You have probably heard this one before, and that's because getting into a routine is one of the most effective ways to fix your sleep cycle. Going to bed at the same time every night, or at least most nights, will help your body prepare for good sleep from within. You can pair it up with some bedtime ritual such as reading a book or giving yourself a head oil massage to help you form a habit for sleeping at the right time.

2. Have an early, light dinner

When the body goes to sleep, all organs need to be in their resting state. Having a heavy dinner at night or going to bed right after dinner puts strain on the entire digestive system. Having late dinners also cause interrupted sleep due to spikes in blood glucose in the middle of the night. Traditionally, people take natural digestive aids after dinner to ease the digestion process and have a good night's sleep.  

3. Spend some time reflecting

People have a lot of things going on in their mind that keeps them awake at night. Writing them down in a diary or notebook helps you realise that the worries you seem to have inside your head are not really that bad and that what appears to be "impossible to solve" is quite easy to solve, giving you peace of mind when you go to bed.

4. Make your bedroom cozy

For thousands of years, our body and mind have been tuned to work with darkness at night. It is only in the past few decades with the advent of electricity that we have continuous, bright light at night. The mind is still tuned to associate sleep time only with night time darkness. Make sure to make your bedroom comfortable, cozy and dark to fall asleep faster.

5. Drink sufficient water throughout the day

Water is the single most important element for all biological functions in the body. Ensure that you are properly hydrated with at least 3 litres of water throughout the day to have good sleep.

Hope these tips help you fix your sleep. Remember, consistent effort and a little discipline is all you need to start having good sleep, every night!