International moving can take a lot out of you. Once you and your family are settled into your new home, you'll most likely want to get a good night's sleep so you'll be well-rested for the new life you'll be starting. Here are three tips for sleeping well.
Stay on a Cycle
Maintaining a consistent sleep cycle is the best way to get the proper amount of sleep. While the long moving process may have caused you to be awake at odd hours, try to reestablish a specific bedtime and time for waking up. If you can't fall asleep within 15 minutes of putting your head on your pillow, The Mayo Clinic recommends doing something relaxing in order to calm your nerves and prepare you for slumber.
Exercise can help expel any excess energy so come bedtime, your body is ready to recharge. PsychCentral.com suggests engaging in physical activity for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day, but make sure that you exercise at least five hours before your established bedtime.
Sometimes what you consume can be the cause of irregular sleep patterns or an inability to fall asleep. You should try to avoid drinking too much caffeine, and if you do frequently indulge in coffee, try to do so only in the mornings. PsychCentral.com also notes that smoking cigarettes hampers healthy sleep patterns because users wake up early due to nicotine withdrawal.