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How To Eliminate The Most Common Sleep Distractions & Rest Easily

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by Warehouse Hotel on April 25, 2019

Getting enough sleep is important. When we don't get enough sleep, it affects almost every part of our daily lives, from concentration to mood. If you're finding that you aren't getting enough sleep, we have some tips that could help.

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When you're looking for ways on how to sleep better, read our quick guide on five things you can adjust to help you get a better night's sleep.

1. Diet

If you want to learn how to improve the quality of your sleep, consider changing your diet. Many different foods have ingredients that can affect your sleep.

Caffeine can last for up to six hours in your body, which can make it harder for you to fall asleep. When you drink alcohol, it makes you drowsy at first but can then disrupt your sleep later on into the night. Even though you might fall asleep a little bit better, you may have a restless night and wake up feeling tired.

2. Light

Natural light can keep you awake, but blue light will disrupt your sleep. Using your cell phone, tablet or computer and watching TV too close to bedtime keeps you from falling asleep.

About an hour before bed, turn off all of the screens. Set your alarms and complete any last-minute tasks before setting the device aside for the night. Brush your teeth and complete your bedtime routine. It also helps to dim the lights to prepare your body for sleep. After you get in bed, leave your cell phone farther away from your bed with the screen facing down. Turn off the ringer so you aren't woken up by calls, texts, and other notifications.

3. Exercise

When you exercise, you get your blood pumping and your heart racing. By exercising too close to bedtime, your body is too pumped up from the workout to transition into a restful sleep. Try not to do any rigorous activity right before bed because it can leave you with too high of a heart rate when you're trying to sleep.

Plan to exercise at least three hours before bed, depending on the length of your workout. When you're done, cool down by reading a book, taking a shower and completing the other parts of your bedtime routine.

4. Mind

Probably every person has kept themselves awake by overthinking. Whether you have an exciting trip the next day, are nervous for a big test or presentation, it can be hard to turn off your brain enough to go to sleep.

Before bed, try meditating and deep breathing exercises to calm your mind. Adding this to your routine can make it a lot easier to fall asleep faster consistently.

5. Bed

If you aren't getting restful sleep, your bed itself may be to blame. When you get into bed, you should feel comfortable. Finding that you don't feel secure and comfy in your bed means that you won't sleep well.

Buying a new bed or mattress may be the best solution to this problem. If you have a bad back or muscle pains, buy a firmer mattress. Everyone has their preferences for a bed, and there are so many options out there that you're sure to find one that works the best for you.

Unwind at the Warehouse Hotel

Eliminating sleep distractions when traveling and staying in an unfamiliar hotel room can be a thing of the past. The Warehouse Hotel in Manheim, PA includes plush, hypoallergenic bedding in all guest rooms. With access to Spooky Nook Sports, guests can exercise several hours before bed with a personal trainer or group class. Our on-site restaurant, Forklift & Palate, is sure to start your day on the right foot with many of our healthy breakfast options. Check out our rooms and suites today!

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