There are some things that are absolutely essential for living life to the fullest. You need to be well-fed. You need to be in good health. And you need to be well-rested. Take a look at when you’ve been in a bad mood, and in all likelihood, you did not have a good night’s sleep the night before.
While the occasional sleepless night is expected, if you’re regularly waking up tired, then it’s recommended to take action. Some people assume that they’re just bad sleepers, but that’s not the case! With a few adjustments, you can significantly increase your chances of sleeping through the night. Here’s how to do it.
Have a Consistent Bedtime
Your body has an internal clock, but unless you have a consistent bedtime, it won’t know what it is. Setting yourself a bedtime might sound a little ridiculous, but it makes a massive difference to your ability to reach the land of nod. After a while, your body will understand the rhythm and will be much more likely to drift off. Plus, you’ll wake up at more or less the same time every day, which means you can stop setting an alarm.
You can’t expect your body to go from 100 to 0 in an instant. If you’re getting into bed while still in a state of energetic alertness, then it’ll be inevitable that you spend a long time drifting away. Instead, look at slowly winding down in the hour or two before you want to go to bed. The goal is to gently relax your body and prepare it for sleep. If you have some caffeine-free tea, a supply of THC vape cartridges, and a relaxing meditation app, then you’ll have all you need to wind down. And by the time you get into bed, you’ll be fully ready to sleep for 6 - 8 hours.
Calm, Dark, Quiet Bedrooms
It’s one thing to fall asleep. It’s another thing to stay asleep. If your bedroom isn’t as calm as it should be, then you may find that you wake up throughout the night, and that can seriously derail the quality of your sleep. The two main areas to focus on are the room’s noise and light levels. If you can hear noise from the street., then consider wearing earplugs. It’s also recommended to invest in some blackout curtains if street lights or car lights can find their way into your bedroom.
Put Down Your Device
Finally, remember to avoid looking at your device at night time. Your iPhone is many things, but it’s not relaxing — and plus, it’ll keep your brain alert and active, which is the opposite of what you want when you’re trying to sleep. It can feel a little weird to leave your device in another room when you go to bed, but it’s worthwhile doing so, especially since you won’t be tempted to look at your phone if you wake up in the middle of the night. Your phone will still be there in the morning!