Healthy Sleep Advice from your South Austin Apartments

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Your favorite community of South Austin apartments has some advice for anyone who’s having trouble sleeping. Even if you feel like you get a solid 8 hours of sleep every night, you might be getting quality sleep. If you’re not waking up feeling rested and refreshed, you’re not sleeping well. Believe it or not, you don’t have to feel like a groggy mess in the morning! We know, it’s hard to imagine.

 

As you may have already guessed, this week’s blog post is all about sleep. Whether you’re having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning, the tips in the blog below should help you reset your sleep schedule. The thing about sleep is that it affects and is affected by everything else in your life. From your diet to your workout regimen and your stress-levels, sleep is connected to all your day-to-day activities.

 

If you’re interested in improving your sleeping habits — and thereby improving every other aspect of your life — check out the post below! When you’re done reading through it, please feel free to share the link with your friends and neighbors at Canvas — the apartments South Austin residents choose for luxury living.

 

Workout in the morning

 

Let’s get the most difficult tip out of the way first. Yes, it will be hard to get yourself to wake up early so you can workout. Yes, it will also be 100% worth it. If you need some extra motivation in the morning, consider buying yourself an iced coffee the night before and keeping it in your refrigerator.

 

Working out in the morning has tons of benefits, including resetting your sleep schedule so you’re actually tired at the end of the day when you want to fall asleep. Working out in the morning gives you a reason to wake up early, which in turn gives you a reason to go to bed on time. Don't’ knock it ‘till you try it!

 

Take a cold shower before bed

 

If you’re tired to lying awake in bed after turning the lights out, you can help your body fall asleep faster by taking a cold shower before bed. Your body needs to cool down before it can fall asleep, and cold showers speed up that process. Plus, doing this every night will help you develop a bedtime routine, which is essential for signaling to your body that it’s time to fall asleep.

 

That concludes our list of sleep tips! As always, we appreciate those of you that have been coming back week after week to hang out with us here on the Canvas blog page. We love writing these posts, so we hope you enjoy reading them! If we’ve done our jobs, you should have the knowledge you need to feel more refreshed and revitalized every day.

 

Don’t eat or exercise after 8pm

Working out causes your body to heat up, which is the pretty much the opposite of what you want to have happen at the end of the night. Try to workout in the morning or immediately after work if you’re going to have a daily fitness routine. Additionally, try to avoid eating within a couple hours of your bedtime. Your body will have trouble falling asleep if it’s still digesting food.

 

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