The entire purpose of going to sleep is so that your brain and body gets time to relax and heal so that you can start the next day feeling a lot better and with more energy. However, if you find that you wake up still feeling tired, regardless of how much sleep you might be getting, and then you are not getting a good quality of sleep. Strict work/school schedules coupled with other responsibilities and demands of life cannot be entirely changed, however, there are still some steps you can take in order to better your quality of sleep.
- If you happen to drink a lot of coffee, you need to cut back on it. As a rule of thumb, you cannot have coffee after sundown. This way you give your body enough time to tire itself out.
- If you stay up till late at night, past 12, then no matter how many extra hours of sleep you get, you will not feel relaxed. So, try to sleep earlier than you usually do so that your body can adjust to a normal cycle.
- Avoid using any devices before going to sleep, in fact, avoid all sorts of screens for at least a half hour before going to sleep.
- A lot of people tend to neglect this, but you need to make sure that the mattress you sleep in is good for you. You need a mattress that is not just comfortable, but is also proportional to your body size. Opting for mattresses that are smaller for you will cause your body to bend which will cause muscle tension while you sleep.
If you want to learn more about mattresses and which kinds of ikea mattress sizes are available, you can look for a size chart online for a better idea.