It is that time of the year when you have to say bye-bye to your flip flops and hello to your boots. It’s the time of the year when you have to make your way through the snow and get hot coca on the way. Winters are known for their cozy vibes. And for their gorgeous wardrobe. One cannot get enough of all the sweaters and jackets. Everything looks amazing all around, and there are smiles on everyone’s faces. Also, thanks to the daylight saving hour, you can soak up one more hour of the gorgeous winter sun. But there is one thing that everyone dreads. And it is the lack of sleep.
Many people who live in areas where it gets dark soon, do not get enough sleep. And as a result, they feel drowsy all day long. This makes them less productive, and they are not able to enjoy the weather. But if you are one of them, you don’t need to worry anymore. We have compiled a list of tips that are going to help you sleep like a baby throughout the night.
•Get some winter sun in your system
When you soak up natural sunlight in the morning, you feel more woke. Getting sun in your system in the morning helps your body wake up better.
Besides the morning sun, it is recommended to get more light in your system generally as well. In winters, it usually gets dark very soon, and that stops the person from getting a good amount of light. Sunlight is said to have a good impact on our health and our minds. It helps to stay alert throughout the winter season, as well. Try going for a walk or run in the morning. Try walking to your coffee shop or have your breakfast on your porch or in your backyard.
•Try to stay warm
Staying warm means your body is cozy. Being cozy helps you sleep better. It is as simple as that. Also, try maintaining medium temperature around the house. If the house is too hot or too cold, you will problem falling asleep. Your body adjusts to the temperature around the house, and that is why you should set it just right.
Another way to stay warm throughout the night is to wear a light sweater to bed. Also, you can pile up a few layers of blankets on yourself. It will give you more control over your body temperature. You can add or remove layers according to your wish. Once you find your temperature equilibrium, it will become easy just to fall asleep every day.
•Take good care of your diet
With winters comes craving. Winter food is just too good and is way too hard to keep your mouth and hand in control. You are tempted to warm up your body with all those gorgeous huge mugs filled with hot beverages. You want to have a roast for lunch. And then leftover roast and potatoes for dinner. It is like winter food is not for the stomach but the soul.
I know a big dinner of warm food sounds amazing at the end of the day. But you should keep your dinner light in winters to get a good night’s sleep. When you have a big meal before bedtime, your body has a hard time digesting it. Your body has to work double than usual to work it off. While working it off, your mind stays alert and stops your brain from sleeping.
It is essential to have a light dinner and to have it a good 60 minutes before bedtime so that you can sleep properly.
•Exercise is not only for the body but for the brain
It is very easy to get tempted by Netflix in winters. Cozying up in your warm bed with a cup of hot coffee with Netflix seems like an ideal situation every winter. It is very easy to lie in front of the television instead of going to the gym. But it is alright you are not alone, and we are here to make it alright. It is scientifically proven that people tend to stop going to the gym when it gets cold. And as a result, it messes with your body system and stops you from sleeping. To keep everything in check, you should continue proper exercise even in winter.
It is not necessary to go to the gym, a morning run for an hour is also enough. If not even that, try playing games with your kid or younger siblings that involve a lot of moving around. And if even that is too much for you, you can climb a few flights of stairs and call it a day. But do your body in motion for at least an hour or more so that you are tired by the end of the day. It will be miraculous for your sleep. And you will thank your lucky stars for being so active.
•Keep the dry air in check
The air tends to get very dry during the winter. The dry air can take a toll on literally everything about your body. From your skin to your brain, everything takes a hit. The dry winter air can make your skin dry and patchy. Which, in turn, makes it itchy. It makes your hair brittle and gives you a sore throat. It might also clog up your nose and give you trouble sleeping. Making the air in your house moist will work wonders for you.
Fortunately for you, there are several ways to humidify the dry air around you. It is very easy to install a humidifier. You can purchase a humidifier or a steamer from a departmental store near you and solve your sleeping problem. All you need to do is fill it up with water and let it stay on throughout the night
Another way to bring moisture in the house is to DIY a simple steamer. Put wet towels on radiators, and it will perform the same job!