Between caring for the kids, cleaning the house, and maintaining professional responsibilities, sleep can start to seem like a luxury. That’s why learning how to get your best night’s sleep when, let’s be honest, you have such little time for it, is important. A loss of sleep can have detrimental effects on your day to day. It can impede your ability to think, reason, and problem solve. It has also been known to age your skin, cause weight gain, and kill your sex drive — issues that no one wants to deal with.
Whether you’ve been having trouble falling and staying asleep, or simply want to get the best sleep you’ve ever had, here are a few simple sleep tips and tricks you can follow to easily improve your nightly sleep quality. You’ll be sure to get a revitalizing sleep every single night thanks to these expert-approved tips.
Consider your environment.
According to Dr. Amiinah Kung, an allergist and immunologist at Northwestern Medicine Central Du Page, poor sleep can be explained by allergies, especially to things like dust mites, pets, and mold. “Itchy eyes, congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip can prevent you from falling asleep or wake you up during the night,” Kung says. Try taking an over the counter antihistamine or use a nasal spray to ease symptoms. Keeping your pets out of the bedroom and washing your sheets regularly can also help.