If you are not getting enough sleep or find it difficult to achieve enough restful hours each night it can soon have a detrimental impact on many different aspects of your life, mainly because you will probably be constantly feeling tired and maybe a bit stressed too.
Some of us have been turning to promising products such as cannabinol oil, (CBN) and other potential solutions to help them get a better night’s sleep, but it would also help if you could identify reasons why you are not enjoying a restful night when you rest your head.
Here are some pointers to consider if you are trying to get a good night’s sleep and find the solution to your sleep quality.
Ask yourself some relevant questions
A good starting point would be to rate your current sleep pattern and ask yourself some pertinent questions about your sleep routine as the answers may point you toward a good solution.
The average person needs to get about 8 hours of quality sleep to be able to function properly and feel good in their overall health. Do you get this amount of sleep?
A good indication of the general quality of your sleep pattern would be to analyze how long it takes you to fall asleep each night.
If you are able to drift off into a deep sleep within about 30 minutes of shutting your eyes that is normally a reliable indicator of a good sleep pattern. If you find yourself tossing and turning in your attempts to get comfortable and fall asleep, that will clearly have an impact on your quality of sleep and how long you are properly asleep.
Getting up in the night
Another aspect of your sleep pattern that will have a deep impact on your overall sleep health is how many times you wake in the night and how long you are then awake.
Your target should be to achieve about 85% of your eight hours fully asleep, so there is a bit of tolerance in there for getting up to go to the toilet, for instance.
If you are not getting that percentage of sleep you may need to look at your bedtime routine and considering using a weighted blanket.
If you drink alcohol just before going to bed or look at a TV or phone screen these are things that can make it harder to fall asleep, plus your room needs to be as cool as you can take it, so turn the thermostat down.
What works for you
There is no magic formula to finding how to get the perfect night’s sleep and because we are all so genetically different you need to work on finding a solution by keeping a note of what works for you and what doesn’t.
You might want to try using a sleep tracker to work out what is happening to your body through the night and changing your bedtime routine or using medical aids such as CBN could help you to get into the relaxed state required for the perfect shuteye experience.
If you are struggling to get to sleep each night isn’t it about time you analyzed why this is happening?