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How to Get a Good Nights Sleep

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We all know that getting between seven and eight  hours of uninterrupted sleep every night is best for optimum health, but we also know that it isn’t always easy!

For some people, getting this much sleep might sound like a luxury as opposed to a necessity. However, doing so is essential if you want to maintain optimum health and look and feel your best. If you’re one of these people who understands the importance of sleep—but does not always manage an adequate amount—then the following tips can help!

Create a Sleep Sanctuary

The first thing you should do is turn your bedroom, or at least your sleeping area, into a sanctuary. Make sure it’s always clean, comfortable, and free from distractions.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that any outside light is blocked from entering at night. Paying attention to the temperature of the room is also helpful, so make sure it’s neither too hot or too cold.

Have a Bedtime

Setting yourself a bedtime might be an amusing concept and something that you haven’t been subject to since childhood, but it can really help.

If you know that you have to be up for work at 6am, then make sure you’re on your way to bed at 9:30pm. This gives you plenty of time to wind down, get comfortable and fall into an eight hour sleep.

Avoid Stimulants in the Evening

Your actions prior to bedtime can determine if you get a good sleep or not. Most importantly, don’t consume any alcohol, refined sugar, or caffeine in the hours before you go to bed. Even if these things don’t seem to keep you awake to begin with, they’re likely to cause you to wake in the early hours.

Choosing herbal tea or a warm plant-based milk drink will help relax your body and ease you into sleep. You might also find that a warm bath with lavender oil will help you to relax.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and mindful breathing are the perfect pre-bedtime activity. Your sleep sanctuary can also become your space for meditation.

You can try meditating lying down in bed in order to wind down from your day and eradicate any negative thoughts. You simply have to lie back, breathe through your nose, and concentrate on your breathing. As you do this, imagine all of the negativity and stress leaving your body. Do this for between five and ten minutes and you’ll find that your mind is much clearer as you fall asleep.

Once you’re sleeping properly, you’ll quickly notice that your energy levels increase and your mind is more balanced. You may also find that your weight is more stable and your mood is calm.

As you embrace these ideas, you’ll soon adjust to your new routines and this positivity will follow you into other areas of your life!

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. Wonderful ideas, Julie. I am a pretty good sleeper but have had to cut back a lot on coffee as I have gotten older. Meditating is a big help as well.

  2. This was really in play for me this week! The first few days of the week I was super tired and sluggish and in a poor mood due to poor sleep. Well last night I made a point to go to bed at my “bed time” and I woke so refreshed and full of energy today! Great advice

  3. I’m the WORST at going to bed at a decent hour. I always find something on the internet to distract me and then fall asleep late, and wake up late! Good tips! Will have to force myself to be better about sleeping.

  4. since the first school , we were told that it was a good time to sleep 8 hours . but what we really need to sleep 8 hours every night ? I think it is a good sleep quality sleep . so there should be 8 hours . although only 3 or 4 hours , kalu our sleep quality , our body will be fit as a fiddle

  5. I have tried all of these things and more, but I still lack the required amount of sleep. Or sometimes I just sleep too much. I plan ahead of time before work to make sure I get my hours in, but it just never seems to work

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