Here’s to Sleeping Better

Singaporeans are known for their hard work. In fact, there was a study confirming that Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived city in Asia. The report was published by Jawbone. Jawbone is a maker of digital wristband which tracks sleep patterns of more than forty three cities in Southeast Asia. Tokyo topped the most sleep-deprived city next to Seoul.

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Analysts linked the lack of sleep of Singaporeans to the culture of working long and late hours. Everyone should know the importance of sleep. Sleep can make you feel better plus it gives the body time to recuperate. Do not deny your body of sleep. Apart from working long and late hours, there are other reasons why you are not sleeping. Whatever your reasons are, you have to change the culture.

Here’s to sleeping better:

  • Set regular bed time: No matter what you do, you have to set a regular bed time. This means you have to go to bed at the same time. You have to do your best not to break your routine so your body can adapt to it.
  • Wake up the same time: You go to bed at the same time. This also entails waking up at the same time every day. Your body will be familiar with your routine so without alarm clocks, you can still wake up and not turn in late for work or school.

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  •  Nap: There will come a day that sleep is not an option because you are doing something important. In this case, you have to utilize napping. You have to make up for the lost sleep. Naps are great way to recharge.
  • Boost melatonin production: Melatonin helps in regulating your sleep and wake cycle. Your brain secretes more melatonin when it is dark thus making you sleepy. During the day, light exposure will wake you. In this light, it is important that you boost it at night. For a start, you can turn off television and computer.
  • Environment conducive for sleeping: Not all people realize that the environment plays a vital role in sleeping. If your room is conducive, you can sleep immediately. If your room has many distractions, you will find it hard to sleep. So, the next time you sleep, create an environment that is conducive say, keeping the room cool or having a soft bed and noise-free room.

Hopefully the tips mentioned above will be used by many Singaporeans. If despite all the efforts nothing happened, you should seek your doctor and ask for advice. It should be stressed that sleep is very crucial. You need it.

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