5 Ways To Sleep Deeper
Do you ever lay in your bed tossing and turning, or staring up at the ceiling wondering why you’re so alert and activated?
Let’s be honest: it feels horrible when that happens, especially if you have to wake up early.
Sleep is necessary to function adequately, and without it, your ability to be attentive and mentally clear is drastically reduced.
But there’s a reason for sleep difficulties…and it might be simpler than you think to fix it.
This is one of the simplest ways to fix sleep difficulties! Just exercising can help you release pent-up energy that you may be holding onto.
Not only that, but when you exercise regularly, the natural chemical release in your body (endorphins) helps you feel happier.
Also, if you’re really struggling to go to sleep, you can do a few simple yoga poses to help you calm down.
2. No Bright Lights
Our brains are naturally hard wired to activate when we’re around lights. In fact, this produces a “surge” of chemicals in the brain that enliven almost every cell. 30min to an hour before you go to sleep, keep the lights as dim as possible.
This will help your entire system to calm down.
This includes TV and computers too! If you really need some light, use candles.
3. Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary
Treating your bedroom like a sanctuary- that is, a place of rest and rejuvenation- is a really great way to ensure you get the sleep you need.
Not only should you keep the lights dim as sleep approaches, but also keep it quiet and cool.
Think of it like a cave; a place to go where everything else is secondary to sleeping.
The mind is often the cause of much stress; and when we can’t control our thoughts, it can be like a marble in a salad bowl spinning round and round.
This is why you have to get a hold of it.
Meditation is the key to doing that. Pick a simple meditation routine you like and do it before you go bed, and you’ll notice your entire sleep cycle will change.
A calm mind is a restful mind.
5. Set a Bedtime and Stick to It
This may be the hardest out of all of them. If you find that you’re constantly activated when you go to sleep, usually it’s because your body is not coordinating with your necessary sleeping routine.
If you’re constantly breaking your bedtime by staying up late, your body isn’t going to be able to adapt to your needs. This is especially true on weekends.
Get to bed! Your body will thank you…and you’ll feel much better, I promise.
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