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10 Tips For Better Sleep

by Dr. Alan Powers

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? It could be insomnia. Even if you’re falling asleep and staying asleep, you may not be getting enough deep sleep, which is when your body heals and recharges itself. Follow these 10 guidelines to achieve better sleep:

Get more restful sleep with these tips from Dr. Alan Powers!

Get more restful sleep with tips from Dr. Alan Powers!

  1. Never sleep on your stomach. The best sleeping position is on your back with your legs elevated at the knees. If you like to sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs.
  2. Never drink caffeinated beverages after 3 PM. Check the labels.
  3. Turn off the “blue lights” like TV’s, computers, tablets, and cell phones. The bright lights stimulate the brain during a time when your brain needs to be preparing to rest. Covering your digital clock will help, also.
  4. Avoid naps. Go for a walk instead.
  5. Get exercise finished at least 3-4 hours before sleeping.
  6. Do not eat anything within an hour of bedtime.
  7. Lower the lights 2 or 3 hours before going to bed.
  8. An hour before bedtime is “wind down time.” Read a book, listen to music, or meditate. This helps your brain transition into a restful state and prepare for sleep.
  9. Keep your neck in a neutral position. If you’re a side-sleeper, make sure your nose is even with the center of your body.
  10. Ask us about BrainCore Therapy for insomnia. Our patients have seen great results with this noninvasive, drugless approach to brainwave imbalance. Batson Chiropractic Group is one of only a few offices to provide BrainCore Therapy.

Good sleep is vital to a healthy life. If you’re having trouble sleeping, schedule an appointment today with any of our 5 experienced doctors. Call (615) 751-0958 to speak with a team member today!

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