Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done, but sleep and mood are inherently connected. No one is ever in a good mood if they do not get a good night’s sleep or if they’re woken up before they need to be.
Getting a good night’s rest is connected to your overall health and reflects in your mood. Your body and your mind both need time to recharge after a long day and getting good sleep is the key to that. If you are able to sleep well at night, it will enhance mood, productivity and the enjoyability of your lifestyle.
For those who have trouble sleeping, here are some helpful tips:
Keep your sleep schedule consistent
Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule will help your body know when when to sleep and when to wake up. If you establish a good 7 to 8 hour sleep schedule, your body will become accustomed to it and it will be much easier for you to fall asleep at the right time and wake up refreshed.
Keeping a consistent sleep schedule also extends to the weekends, which means you should still go to sleep and wake up at the same time on Saturdays, even if you are tempted to sleep in.
As mentioned in the previous slide, exercise not only helps improve your mood, but it can also help you sleep better at night. Since exercising is proven to relieve stress and underlying stress is one of the main factors behind trouble sleeping, regular exercise can also help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer.
In addition to sleeping the proper amount, you also need quality sleep, which means no tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night just to fall asleep again. Exercise helps calm the mind and body enough to get consistent sleep and restful sleep.
As a few added tips, you can also try to take a nice long bath before going to sleep to help relax your body and hopefully promote better sleep. Some scientists also recommend getting sun on a regular basis, as sunlight triggers the activation of certain chemicals in the brain that will help you sleep at night.