Good Rest This Halloween

13 Tricks To Treat Yourself To Good Rest This Halloween

Halloween is almost here! With Halloween comes all the stories of ghouls, ghosties, and long-legged beasties that are said to appear on All Hallow’s Eve.  Here are the top 13 Halloween sleep hacks to help you get the restorative sleep your body needs.

 

13 Proven Halloween Sleep Tips

13 Proven Halloween Sleep Tips

Since Halloween is just around the corner, you may be in for several days of sleepless nights.

Here are a few tips if you want to be able to sleep better despite all the festivities!

 

Halloween Sleep Tip #13 - Darkness is your friend
#13 – Darkness is your friend

One way for you to be able to sleep better during Halloween is to keep your bedroom dark.

This way, your body will go into a relaxed state and ready for bed.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 12 - Don't skip the gym
# 12 – Don’t skip the gym

Another tip to ensure that you’ll be falling asleep right on time is to work out on Halloween.

The National Sleep Foundation [1] conducted a survey that demonstrated regular exercise could help you sleep better at night.

You can start with a few minutes of a workout, then increase the length each time.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 11 - Stick to your normal sleep schedule
# 11 – Stick to your normal sleep schedule

 

If you want to be able to rest well even on Halloween, you will need to develop a consistent sleep schedule.

A sleep schedule refers to the time when you go to bed and the time that you wake up every day, including the weekends.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 10 - Replace your mattress
# 10 – Replace your mattress

You will not be able to sleep well at night when your bed is not conducive for sleeping. An old mattress that is full of lumps and bumps is going to be tough on the body.

Buying a new mattress is highly recommended.

Throw in soft and comfortable beddings in colors and textures that will induce you to sleep.

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Halloween Sleep Tip #9 - Have a bedtime ritual
#9 – Have a bedtime ritual

What else can you do to ensure that you’ll get a good night’s sleep even on Halloween?

With all the get-togethers and parties that you will be attending, you need to find a way to wind down.

This is what a bedtime ritual is all about.

We recommend taking a warm bath or reading a book before bedtime.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 8 - Skip the nap
# 8 – Skip the nap

Power napping or taking cat-naps works well for many.

But if these naps are disrupting your nighttime sleep, you may want to skip them.

This way, you will be able to fall asleep better at night since your body is already powering down.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 7 - Eat your last meal 2 to 3 hours before bedtime
# 7 – Eat your last meal 2 to 3 hours before bedtime

Bear in mind that what you eat and drink can affect the quality of your sleep.

Not to mention if you eat a full meal too late it makes it much harder to fall asleep.

It is always a good idea to have your meals at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 6 - Don’t hit the snooze button
# 6 – Don’t hit the snooze button

For many, the snooze button is the first thing we reach for when we hear our alarms go off.

Unfortunately, this can disrupt the sleep pattern and we wake up feeling groggy.

Stick to your sleep schedule as much as possible (even on weekends.)

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 5 - Skip the caffeine
# 5 – Skip the caffeine

Many of us drink coffee or caffeinated drinks throughout the day.

If you want to be able to sleep well during Halloween, it may be a good idea to skip the caffeine.

Caffeine is a stimulant which can keep you up at night.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 4 - Turn your clock away
# 4 – Turn your clock away

Are you a “clock-watcher?” Many people get stressed by watching the hands move knowing that they are running out of time to sleep.

The best way to avoid this is to turn the clock’s face away from you before you go to bed.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip #3 - Lighten your nighttime snacks
#3 – Lighten your nighttime snacks

Watch those late-time snacks. Avoid carbs and sugars late at night.

Also, eat something light so your digestive system does not have to work harder.

You’ll sleep better at night.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 2 - Make your room quiet
# 2 – Make your room quiet

Turn off the electronics. It’s important to reduce or remove any noises about an hour before you go to bed.

This includes your TV, radio, telephone, and tablets.

You can also set up an app that plays white noise to drown out the sounds coming from the outside.

 

Halloween Sleep Tip # 1 - Reduce screen time
# 1 – Reduce screen time

It’s true that we are all hooked to our gadgets throughout the day which is actually one of the reasons why some of us find it hard to fall asleep at night.

Reduce your screen time as much as possible before bedtime so your mind will not be overly stimulated.

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Resources;
[1]   National Sleep Foundation; Healthy Sleep Tips.

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