How to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

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By Khairunnisa Wakab 

Sleep is essential as a good night’s rest would make us wake up feeling invigorated. It is recommended that adults get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. On the other hand, constant lack of sleep would make us feel drowsy, unable to focus, intoxicated and prone to get into accidents as we would feel lethargic all day.

Getting enough sleep would enable us to remember and analyse information better. We would also perform better in our job or school. Most importantly, getting sufficient sleep would aid in strengthening our immune system so that our bodies could fight against diseases.   

To ensure that we get a good night’s sleep, it is important to stick to a regular sleep schedule. This is to ensure that we sleep at the same time every night and wake up during the same time every day. If you are someone who has trouble falling asleep at night, try doing some light exercises such as walking at a nearby park in the evening before you go to bed at night.  

Besides exercise, music could also make us relax. Listening to relaxing music at night could be therapeutic as it helps us destress. When you listen to relaxing music, it will help you fall asleep. Another relaxing activity one could do is to take a bubble bath. When you soak yourself in a tub of bubbles, it will help release the tension from your body. This is one way of self-care that helps relieve stress. 

Having a good sleep environment in the dark with a comfortable temperature will also determine the quality of sleep that we get. Avoid caffeinated beverages a few hours before bed as this will be a factor that disrupts a good sleep. For those who love to read, try reading a physical book instead of reading an ebook before you go to bed as this would cut down on your screen time and make you sleep better. 

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