If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of Americans struggle to get a good night’s sleep. It affects the way they feel during the day and what they’re able to accomplish. Thankfully, the tide is turning when it comes to attitudes around sleep. For too long lack of sleep was worn as a badge of honor. Only losers got eight hours. To be truly successful, you should be waking up before the sun, and burning the midnight oil at night. Now, those archaic attitudes are giving way to the importance of sleep when related to high performance in the office and on the field.
If you want to be at the top of your game, whatever your game is, then you need proper sleep. The right amount of sleep leaves your body recharged and ready to take on whatever comes. People who get more sleep are more centered, better able to cope with stress, and can summon higher levels of focus when necessary. Follow these steps to get the better sleep you need.
Watch Your Caffeine Intake
Caffeine, a stimulant, is found in coffee, teas, and loads of other sodas available at every grocery store. It’s fine to drink coffee and other caffeinated drinks throughout the day to keep you alert and with appropriate energy levels. However, if you drink too much caffeine before bed, you’ll notice that it’s harder to fall asleep as quickly as you’d like. Many people also report that their caffeine tolerance goes down as they get older meaning they become more sensitive to even smaller amounts of caffeine. Instead, give yourself a hard cutoff from caffeine to make sure it’s not coursing through your veins when you want to go to sleep. You’ll fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep if you do.
Work on Your Body’s Internal Clock
Your body has an internal clock, called its Circadian Rhythm, that tells it when to be tired. If you fly across the ocean, you’ll notice that your body still wants to sleep according to the hours you’re used to at home. It’s called jetlag and takes several days or even weeks to overcome. You need to train your body to get good quality sleep. This involves falling asleep on a schedule, so your body knows what to expect. If you’re constantly going to bed at different hours, it makes it difficult for your body to establish a routine and your sleep will suffer.
Peptides are Being Studied to Enhance Sleep Quality
Sermorelin, one of the most popular peptides on the market currently, has a lot of interest for several reasons. One of the most exciting reasons is that, in clinical research tests done on rainbow trout, Sermorelin showed an improvement in regulating sleep cycles. The peptide boosted orexin secretion, a hormone widely shown to manage sleep cycles and also has healing and growth properties. There is currently research happening to explore the benefits of Sermorelin in working to improve sleep disorders.
Try Out Some Melatonin
Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that millions of people around the world take to get them to sleep faster. They’re widely available over the counter and aren’t expensive, so it’s easy to find some if that’s what you’re looking for. One of the best things about Melatonin is that there aren’t any side effects. You don’t suffer withdrawal if you stop taking it, removing the worry about taking any form of a supplement. Melatonin is also great to carry with you if you’re traveling to a new time zone and want to speed up your body’s adjustment to new sleeping hours. One piece of advice is to start with low doses and work your way up depending on how you feel. There’s no sense taking more than you need. Just take enough to get the job done.
Whatever you do, focus on getting more and better quality sleep in your life. You’ll have more energy and will be better able to deal with challenges at work, at school, and home. Get better sleep by making it a priority. You and the people around you will notice the positive change. Sleep is for everyone, and the more the better!
Published by Simon Hopes