If you’re finding that you’re too tired to exercise or work on your fitness, then several things could be to blame. However, one of the most common ones for general tiredness could be your sleep hygiene.
Sleep hygiene essentially refers to your sleep habits. At least four in ten Australians don’t get enough sleep, either through insomnia or poor sleep hygiene. How are your sleep habits, and what could you be doing better? Here are a few helpful tips.
- Establish a Sleep Pattern
Just as you would establish a sleep routine for your children, you must do the same for you. Go to bed at the same time every night, and wake up (and get up) at the same time every morning. Establishing a pattern tells your body when it’s time to start and finish the day. You can then be well-equipped for exercise without feeling as tired.
- Use Your Bedroom for Sleep, Not Screens
There’s no denying that technology has done wonders for our lives. We can use it for our jobs, entertainment, and even fitness. But what it is less suitable for is sleep. Make your bedroom a technology-free zone. TVs, phones, and computers can all disrupt your sleep and cause you to be tired and fatigued the next day.