I wanted to share some tips on how to make sure you get a good nights sleep. I know it’s not easy for a lot of us, but it definitely can be done. Regardless of your sleep pattern now, I want to share some ways to really help make sure that when you go to sleep you can sleep more soundly and get a good nights sleep.
Set a Routine
Setting a routine for going to bed is a great way to get your body used to go to sleep at a certain time. It also will allow you to help monitor how many hours you are getting a night. I like to aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Try to limit screen time on your tablet, phone or other devices an hour before bed. Be consistent in when you lay down for the night, to help you learn to fall asleep faster. If you are not super tired when you lay down, read a book (that always makes me tired) or listen to soothing music.
Your body needs time to transition into the sleep mode. So try to relax before you head off to bed. Take a warm bath, read a book or do some journaling. Find ways to relax without playing on your phone or television. If you are a person that reads eBooks just turn the brightness down on the screen so it doesn’t overstimulate you.
Reduce Napping During the Day
Power naps can be beneficial, but when you take long naps during the day, it could cause you to sleep worse at night. Sleeping in the daytime can confuse your internal body clock, so when you take a long nap during the day, your body fights to stay up. So if you are a napper try smaller naps in the day, to see if that helps you get better quality sleep at night.
Clearing Your Mind
Sometimes our minds are what keep us up at night. Try to find a way to relax and let go of all the to-do list running through your mind. There are so many relaxation techniques out there that you might find one that really helps you. Deep breathing, meditating, visualization, are all great ways to really clear your mind of your life. Try not to let the stress consume you, when thoughts come into your mind, transition them to calming or positive thoughts.
Make sure that your room is a good place to lay down for the night. Make sure it is nice and dark, the temperature is right, you have a fan or sound machine running for a light noise. Also, make sure your bed is comfortable. We spend so much time sleeping a night, we need to make sure our mattress is comfortable, we have supportive pillows, and the right amount of blankets.
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What are some ways you ensure that you get a good nights sleep?