Let’s face it…Sometimes, we all have trouble sleeping.
Whether it’s because our bed’s not comfy, we had a rough day, too much on our mind,
or we’re just simply not tired, we all deal with occasional sleep problems.
Some more often than others..
Not getting enough sleep and not sleeping well through the night can have a MASSIVE effect
on not only your productivity and energy levels,
but it can effect the way the whole next day turns out…
What I mean by this is if you wake up in the morning and didn’t sleep well throughout the night I can almost guarantee that you’ll wake up feeling groggy, foggy, crabby, and unmotivated for your day. Everything will seem to drag on and all the tasks that you have planned for the day will seem like double the work.
You know that feeling too, don’t you?
Of course you do, we all have felt those feelings sometime or another.
This is why I’ve narrowed down my list down to the
top 5 ways to help you sleep better throughout the night.
These are all very simple to do but can make a big impact on the way you sleep..
Let’s get to it!
1. Work Through Your Thoughts:
If you’re like me, you might find that your mind starts racing with thoughts about the day
just about as soon as your head hits the pillow..
If you have this issue, try taking some time before bed
to just sit down somewhere to relax and then begin to analyze all of your thoughts from the day.
Possibly make a list of things you need to get or do throughout the next day.
This will help to clear your mind when you actually do decide to go and lay down to bed.
2. Stick To A Sleep Schedule:
Start going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday, even on the weekends.
This helps your body to regulate a sort of sleep-wake cycle and that promotes a better nights sleep.
When you get on a good sleep-wake cycle your body learns for how
long you’re going to be sleeping at night and will even become an internal alarm clock that
helps you wake up at the same time each day on your own.
3. Create A Bedtime Routine:
Are there a certain set of things you do each night before bed?
Of course there are and that’s great. This routine might consist of things like taking a hot shower,
brushing your teeth and reading a book. This set of things that you do before bed help your body
by easing the transition between wakefulness and drowsiness.
4. Block The Clock:
When we wake up during the night we have this bad habit of taking a
glance over at the alarm clock to see how much longer we have until we need to wake up and get ready for the day..
Due to this, our sleep suffers terribly. We start worrying about the few hours we have left to sleep and start thinking about how busy our day is gonna be and then BAM,
you’re brain is in overdrive and you end up having a hard time trying to fall back into sleep.
If you have this problem, turn your alarm clock facing away from you when you sleep and
if you wake up during the night, just roll over and get comfy again.
After you get all comfortable and settled into bed begin to visualize yourself in a soothing,
calm, and sleep induced setting. Maybe at a beach, or somewhere tropical relaxing in hammock.
You can also visualize the way you want the next day to happen, or something in your near future.
The idea of this is to bring your dreams to life inside your mind and doing this slowly you’ll fade into sleep..
I hope you all got some value from this post and as always, thanks for reading!
– Brooke Neari