Tired of being tired all the time? If you toss and turn every night and start your morning exhausted, it’s time to make a change! Here are four tips the Huffington Post shared from U.S.A. Olympians for getting a good night’s sleep.
1. Take time to wind down: Gold medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas says she takes time to wind down by meditating before going to sleep. Research has shown that meditating regularly does help ease stress and improve sleep, so give it a try!
2. Be consistent: Sam Ojserkis from the U.S. Rowing team says consistency keeps his sleep on track. According to the National Sleep Foundation, going to bed and waking up around the same time every day helps regulate your body clock.
3. Add a nap to your day: Beach volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser says he takes a nap if he feels like he didn’t sleep well. Research shows a mid-day nap can make you more alert, help your memory, and boost your mood.
4. Don’t stress about it: Pole vaulter Sandi Morris says a lot of emotions can make it difficult to sleep ahead of a competition and research has found that just thinking about getting a bad night’s sleep can make things worse.