Do you have trouble falling asleep during the summer months? It’s understandable if you do. With the longer days spent lounging in the sun, relaxing with alcoholic beverages and the like, it’s no wonder you’re exhausted. What you should know is that there are natural ways to fix these issues and help ensure sound sleep and refreshed feeling come morning. Check this out:
1.Prepare Dinner Earlier
When we eat too close to bedtime, it can bloat us and we end up feeling uncomfortable, making it difficult to fall asleep. So try not to eat within an hour of sleepy time.
2.Try Some Herbal Tea
Herbal tea has the power to relax us and tire us out at the same time, so it’s the perfect drink to have a couple of hours before we snooze. Make sure not to drink it right before bed, so your bladder isn’t waking you up in the middle of the night. Herbal tea absolutely helps to calm me down at the end of the day and I look forward to indulging in it. Since it’s so hot in the summertime, you can pour your tea over ice and it will do the same trick. Also, make sure not to drink alcohol before bedtime because it can cause disruptions to your sleep cycle.
3. Drink Your H20
Dehydration is especially common during the summer and it can actually make it more difficult to fall sleep. So sip some water about 30 minutes before bedtime to help keep you hydrated.
4. Turn On Your Fan
I don’t know about you, but when it’s too hot I simply cannot fall asleep. Some of us may want to open the windows, but if you have allergies this is no good. When we open our windows, dust and pollen can come in, causing us to cough, sneeze and create itchy eyes. Not fun! It’s best to keep the window closed and use a fan or turn up the air conditioning.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.