Sleep is **VERY IMPORTANT** for Grow Taller
If you want to grow taller, a good night’s sleep is a necessity. One of the most basic requirements for good growth whether it be muscle or height is sleeping. Here is a list of the top 10 ways you can get a good night’s sleep every night.
Choose a dark and quiet environment, preferably fragranced with fresh smelling air freshener.
Make sure your room has good ventilation; open the windows to let air circulate, even during the cold months. In the hotter months try to not have the air-con on too cold as it can also cause discomfort in the morning.
Lie down on a bed with hard and flat surface. This is good for your spine, because it maintain its flexibility. If your bed does not have hard and flat surface, you don’t have to go out and buy a new one, simply improvise by putting a piece of plywood under the mattress.
Our culture has this stereotype of “bigger pillow = better sleep” but in reality it is not so. Sleeping on a pillow makes our spine curves, hence reduces significantly the possibility for it to extend back to a healthy length, if this persist for years, you can become shorter and complain of neck or back pain. It is better to sleep without pillow, I know it is a habit rather hard to adapt to, but it is so worth it.
Cleanliness of your bedroom is important, especially bad if your room is dusty, you can inhale dust particles without realizing it can suffer the consequence later. Change your bed sheet often and wear a clean set of pyjamas to bed every time.
Straighten up your body when you sleep, do not sleep in a curve posture, again this concerns your spine.
There is a rule of thumb given by health expert that says a human need at least 8 hours of sleep. This is however not a universal rule, it may be optimal for some people to sleep less while others need to sleep more. Take growing teenagers for example, the optimal night sleep duration for them is 10 hours. I cannot tell you how much you need to sleep, but I can tell you that you need to develop a regular sleep routine habit, go to bed at certain time and wake up at certain time, day in day out.
It is not healthy to eat heavily before you go to bed, instead taking a big glass of water before you sleep and right after you get off from your bed is recommended, the reason being, it allows your body to detoxify itself. If you are looking for something that make you fall asleep faster, try a glass of warm milk before you go to bed, amino acids contained in milk, especially tryptophan are natural sedatives. Avoid caffeine at all costs.
Try this relaxation technique before you go to bed:
- Relax and let loose every part of your body, tell your mind to let your body calm down.
- Take a deep breath slowly through your nose.
- Hold your breath, and stretch out full.
- Let the air off your lung by breathing out slowly through your mouth, with the push using your abdominal muscles.
My last advice, sleep early wake up early and you will be in a pink of health! And health indeed is the best commodity to generate wisdom and wealth.