Going to bed can be an ordeal: whether it’s due to the stresses of our daily lives or we have a lot going on in our heads, counting sheep just doesn’t cut it at times. Thankfully, there’s a lot of ways to mend a sleepless night. So grab your pillows and blankets because we’re going to you the best ways to get the most out of your night.
Leave Work at the Door
We’re not fooling anyone when we say that everyone deals with work stress, whether it’d be deadlines or having to juggle multiple projects at the same time, our work life quickly seeps into our daily life and that takes its toll on our bodies, as well as our sleep schedules.
Take some time to turn off from everything before going to bed, this applies to work too, especially if we have a lot of things weighing us down. So, unless there’s a really big project that you have to finish you should leave your work there when you head home.
But that’s all the first step. Try to mix in some other activity once you’re done with your job, this will help you get your mind off of things and relax more, which will in turn make it easier for you to get sleep once the time arrives.
It might be harder to get through this step if you’re someone that works from home, so set up a time where you stop everything all together, no matter what happens. Another great step for this is to set up your work area separate from your bedroom, making it easier to disconnect the two from each other.
Set Up a Bed Time
Whether we like it or not we have to go back to how things were when we were little kids and had to be told when to go to bed. It’s kind of childish when you think about it, but there’s logic to it once you realize that you’re basically getting your body used to a specific time in which it should go to bed.
You can make it easier on yourself by exercising regularly, the added exercise will help your body use up more energy and that in turn will make it easier for you to go to bed, not to mention that it just leaves your body in a more relaxed state. Take note that, as useful as it is, exercising before bed is a bad idea; while it does tire you out the rush from adrenaline will also leave your body more active.
So pick a timeframe that will fit within your schedule and lets you get enough rest and try your best to stick to it. Do note that it’ll be hard to follow it at first, especially since juggling life can take its toll, but if you stick to it then your body will quickly get used to having a schedule to follow.
Don’t Focus on Anything Stressful
In keeping up with the spirit of turning off for the night, once your bed time approaches make sure to turn off everything, not so much because of the effect that lights from screens has on you, but what you see on them.
News articles, talking to friends and activities that keep our brain busy all affect us in different ways. Those same activities keep our neurons active and makes it harder for us to go to bed.
So, as hard as it might be to pull away from talking to a friend or that person you really like, do so. We can assure you that you’d be a lot more thankful for it once morning arrives.
Get Out of Bed
No, you didn’t read that wrong. As we’ve stated, all of these are tips that may not work for you or won’t work quite as you expect them to. So naturally, there might still be moments where you end up tossing and turning in bed.
Normally our instincts would tell us to suck it up and keep trying to fall asleep, but it’s not that easy, plus now you have the added stress of not being able to sleep.
Don’t be afraid to take off the sheets and walk around and stretch a bit. At the same time, don’t do anything that will make you more awake, such as checking your social networks or reading the news, either, if you want to read something then grab a book (one that doesn’t hype you up too much either) and sit back and wait until sleep comes back to you.
And that’s our list, it’s a little bit shorter this time and while there are a lot more tips out there, we think that at this point these are the ones you tend to see the least of if you look it up, you’re certainly welcome to do some research for yourself.. Don’t forget to try out these methods and tell us if they worked or not, sleep well!Tags: health lifestyle sleeping tips