Get Better Sleep at Night

Get Better Sleep at Night

Between work, hobbies and family, it can be incredibly difficult to juggle both the joys and stresses of everyday life, and somehow you are supposed to fit sleep into your schedule as well? At Perry Homes, we know how difficult it can be to get the right amount of sleep every night. Check out our tips below on how to catch up on very important rest.

How much sleep should you be getting?

Sleep needs vary from individual to individual, but there are some basic guidelines that can be followed. Generally, the younger an individual is, the more sleep they need. For adults over the age of eighteen years old, it is recommended that you receive at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night. For teenagers, eight to ten hours of sleep is required. Children six to thirteen years old need nine to eleven hours of sleep., Three to five year olds need ten to thirteen hours of sleep and younger than that, they should get as much sleep as possible.

Plan your schedule accordingly

With our hectic schedules, sometimes it is necessary to plan out our sleep schedules in advance. While that may sound silly, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day activities of our lives that we may not find ourselves in bed until much later than anticipated. As mentioned above, we need to spend about a third of our lives sleeping and that time can add up really quickly. While it would be impossible to plan out your day down to the minute, there are a few steps you can take in order to make sure you are getting in bed for enough time to receive decent shuteye.

  • Set a bedtime and stick to it. This is true for every member of your family. Decide when you will call it a night and make sure everybody goes to sleep accordingly.
  • Stay organized. If you know exactly where your toiletries, pajamas and other nighttime necessities are, you will spend less time looking for them and more time dreaming.
  • Do not eat or drink right before bed. This may cause you to need to use the bathroom right as you are drifting off to sleep.

Healthy living makes sleep easier

It is hard to fall asleep when you have practically been staying sedentary all day. Studies show that exercising during the day helps individuals fall asleep easier at night. After the body expels energy, it needs sleep in order to refuel and build muscle. Aim to get at least an hour of exercise every day. Whether that means going to the gym or taking a leisurely stroll after dinner, you will experience great health benefits.

Turn off the electronics

Many of us tend to spend our last few hours of consciousness watching television or scrolling on our phones. While this is very tempting, it may actually be impairing the sleep that we get. For the last hour before bedtime, do your best to put the screens away and focus on a different, screen-less activity instead. Practicing meditation or reading a fun book are great ways to wind down and get ready to go to sleep.

At Perry Homes, our goal is to help you live the best life you possibly can. Remember to check out our blog regularly for more daily living advice and take a look around at our new homes for sale.

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