Have you ever been in a difficult situation when you need to wake up early in the morning for something important like a job interview but you just can’t sleep? Well, most of us experience that from time to time. So, let me share 5 easy steps to help you get a good night’s rest you deserve!
- Develop a Sleeping Routine
The first step in order to program your body to sleep on time is develop a bedtime ritual. When you’re young, your parents came up with a sleeping routine to prepare you for a long night’s sleep. Now that you have grown up, making your own sleeping routine should be a priority if you want to adjust your body to sleep when you need to.
- Watch Your Sleeping Schedule
The next step is to get yourself a consistent sleeping and waking up time. You need to come up with a sleeping schedule for your biological clock to follow. This way, you no longer have to count sheeps in order to sleep because your biological clock will sense when its already time to sleep.
- Distance Yourself From the Clock
To get a good night’s sleep right away, stop the habit of watching your clock. Looking at the time may just stress you out. So, veer away from the clock, just close your eyes and go to sleep. This one is the hardest for me.
- Maintain a Comfortable Sleeping Environment
Another important preparation for a good night’s sleep is to maintain a comfortable sleeping environment. Make sure that your bedroom is quiet and dimly lit. The more quiet and peaceful your room is, the easier for you to fall asleep. Really do make it as dark as you can too.
- Unplug Your Devices
Lastly, you cannot sleep if you still watch TV or use your mobile phone during bedtime. That said, unplug your technological devices to prevent yourself from using them. There is a lot of information out there on how bad your devices are for you at night. The light emitted from the devices is 50 times more jarring for your brain than other spectrums. Shut your devices off at least an hour before bed and turn the TV off. Read a book for a change!
There are really so many more things you can do so expect more tips in the future. Sleep is one of those things I been working on and researching better ways to sleep. The dark room, no devices rules in particular have been life changing for me.
Follow these 5 easy steps and soon you’ll find yourself sleeping soundly with no worries about being late the next day. If you think this is helpful, share it to your friends!