Every great day begins the night before! Everyone knows and loves a great night of sleep. Waking up feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to go is something we all desire. The day just seems to go better from that point on. A good night of sleep results in sharper focus, clearer minds, more energy and healthier emotions. While everyone loves a great nights sleep, the perfect night’s sleep seems almost impossible to achieve. To make matters worse, just stressing over how to sleep better is enough to rob us of our precious sleep!
How To Never Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed Again:
- Clear your mind: Every great night of sleep starts with clearing your mind! When you lead a busy lifestyle, responsibilities tend to fall between the cracks until try to sleep! Once your head hits the pillow, exhausted from a long day, everything you forgot throughout the day begins to come flooding back into your mind. You can lay awake for hours with things running through your head. To prevent this, do a “brain dump” before going to sleep. Just keep a pen and paper or to-do list by your bed so you can capture quick thoughts as they race across your mind. It takes as little as 10 minutes to write down everything that comes to mind so you can address it the next day. Keep this list by your bed so that you can keep adding to it as things come to mind.
- Change Your Focus: Our thoughts take longer to slow down than our bodies do. For this reason, many experts suggest that you turn off your electronic devices and read a good, fiction book before bed, preferably for 30-60 minutes. Devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers stimulate our minds with their bright screens, making it harder to fall asleep. Reading a fiction book, however, relaxes the mind and calms the nerves because it stimulates the imagination without requiring your mind to work and process information too deeply. An excellent fiction book also helps you forget all the stresses of the day, allowing your mind to shut down and get ready for some much-needed sleep!
There are many things you can do to sleep better at night, but starting with these two tips will increase your likelihood of deep sleep exponentially! Great days begin with great nights of sleep, so clear your mind and change your focus today. You will surely sleep better because of it!