Eating right is important for getting quality sleep. It's never good to go to bed hungry but it's even worse to go to bed after stuffing yourself silly. Don't start any serious discussions and don't get into debates before going to bed.
To catch up on sleep effectively and safely, divide up the difference in hours equally. For example, if you would like to sleep 2 extra hours during the weekend, then go to bed an hour earlier each day.
Often we can't fall asleep because we've been working the late shift or staying up late to surf the net. If you can't fall asleep or you wake up as a result of overeating or heaviness in the stomach, you can also use herbal concoctions.
The experts are adamant that there is a direct link between what we eat and the quality of our sleep during the night - and not just dinner but all of the food we eat throughout the day.
The best quality sleep is between midnight and 7 in the morning for adults, the study says. Experts add also that to prepare for sleep you need at least 1 hour, which is why the ideal time for going to bed is around 11 PM.
The benefits of an afternoon nap are indisputable. Scientists confirm this by pointing to the fact that thanks to it, the human body gets a sort of restart during the stressful and hectic day.
Prof. Andrew Weil from Harvard University has discovered a breathing technique that allows a person to fall asleep in just 1 min. The method is called 4-7-8 and is based on yogic practices.
If you've ever seen an inexplicable figure, demon or alien by your bed shortly after waking up, you may very well have been in sleep paralysis.
The experiments of the scientific team have shown that a person needs between 10-15 min. of repose with their eyes closed in order to prepare for falling asleep. This period is plenty in order to sleep undisturbed till the morning.
Pets prevent their owners from sleeping well - it turns out that 1 out of every 2 pet owners does not get enough sleep. Usually the reason for this is that the animals wake them way too early.