Valerie Mmanthe Mampshika,Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English.
Cognitive Psychology focuses on the thoughts of individuals and how the brain becomes the central part to the entire body.Most individuals suffer from insomnia consciously,and in this article we will be providing tips for individuals to get better sleep than usual.
Individuals are encouraged to sleep for at least eight hours for toxins in the body to be flushed appropriately,and to enable the body to digest food.
There should be a routine which works for them by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, including weekends. Being consistent reinforces your body’s sleep-wake cycle.
If individuals do not fall asleep immediately when they get to bed, it is recommended that they can leave their bedrooms and do something which is regarded as relaxing which they really like such as watching television or listening to soft music.
Do not go to bed hungry or stuffed,to avoid feeling uncomfortable during your sleep,therefore I suggest that supper can be eaten at 8pm or 9pm the latest,and bare in mind that substances such as caffeine take time to wear off,avoid drinking a cup of coffee after 10pm.
Keep your room cool,gloomy and quiet.It has been proven that exposure to excessive light at night makes it difficult for individuals to sleep.
If it is possible individuals can make up for lost sleep by taking an hour nap during the day,but they should avoid taking longer naps (more than an hour) which interferes with nighttime sleep.
Individuals should include some form of physical activities in their daily routines to promote better sleep.
Most importantly individuals should have some form of stress management such as getting ready for work for instance the day before,and unlike naps they can resort to meditation to create a calm spirit.