Do you wish that you could get that full eight hours of sleep on a night? It is possible, even if you have a busy schedule. You may have problems with waking up in the middle of the night or just getting down at the start. Here are some tips to help you with just that.
Stress is the worst thing for your sleep.
If you continue to let yourself get worried or anxious over a situation, your brain will continue to find an answer for you. It will constantly run through your mind while you try to go to sleep.
Even if you do drop off, your subconscious will work on a solution and it can wake you up. Find a way to deal with your stress to stop it from affecting you.
Even if you don’t get a good night’s sleep, get up at the same time every morning. Your body will start to realise that this is when you need to get up and you will feel tired earlier in the night.
This is very important if you have a bad habit of falling asleep late and therefore getting up late and wasting the day.
If a TV or other piece of electrical equipment is in your room, you’re be more likely to use it when you’re struggling to sleep. Your brain can’t turn off and you will find it harder to get a good night’s rest.
It will also affect the signals around the room, especially if you just put it on standby! Get rid of all electrical equipment.
Avoid working in your bed or using it for reading a book. Your room should be for one reason—to sleep on a night.
If you use it for that reason, your brain will start to wind down when you enter it and make it easier for you to fall asleep.
If it is used for other things, such as studying or watching TV, your brain won’t know why it is there.
If you have children, you know that a bedtime routine is important to get them to settle on a night. The same applies to you.
Create a routine, such as having a bath or shower before bed, so your brain starts to realise it is time to wind down.
Consider changing the layout or decorations in the room. It needs to be a peaceful place so you feel like relaxing in it.
If you feel more relaxed, you will find it much easier to fall asleep.
If you’re still struggling with sleeping, try to meditate. This will help you unwind your mind and body and get you ready to go to sleep.
You will be able to beat the stress and tell your body that it is time to get some rest.