If you have trouble sleeping, then here are 5 Tips for better sleep.
Remember, we need to reprogram the brain to understand that when you go to your bedroom you want to sleep. This is the two “S” rule, bedrooms are for the two S’s alone. The first “S” is Sleep and the second “S” is …. well, I’ll leave that to your imagination.
So, here’s how to have a wonderful night’s sleep and wake up well rested and fully energised. Let’s start!
1 – Sleep on the mind.
This tip is the most important one and the rest of the tips stem from it. Have Sleeping on your mind. When you are ready to go to bed, and feel tired, you lie down on your bed to sleep, nothing else. This is the most import thing to keep in your mind, Sleep and rest.
2 – Adjust your bedroom.
Light and Sound. Your body and mind need to be in a relaxed state, so ambient is important. Blackout curtains or something similar, even an eye mask, will help cut out the light. Also, use soft lights in your bedroom. Close your bedroom door and if you cannot cut out outside noise then an easy fix is to use earplugs.
3 – Diversions.
Remove the following items from your room:
- Mobile Phones,
- any type of video game,
- sound equipment.
These are all stimulants and keep your brain going and you don’t want that when you go to bed.
Probably you are thinking that after all we are in the 21st century and your mobile phone is your alarm clock? I know, but please get yourself a good old-fashioned alarm clock. this way you’ll get the distraction of your mobile phone away from your bed and bedroom.
4 – Give your body a chance to relax!
Avoid coffee or any caffeine drink a good couple of hours before bed.
Also, don’t exercise before going to bed, give yourself and your body time to relax for a few hours before bedtime.
5 – Tossing and Turning.
Finally, after all of this, when you get into bed and you find yourself tossing and turning, don’t stress!
Get up and leave the bedroom, go to the bathroom or the kitchen or any other room. Calm yourself down and relax. Maybe a little bit of controlled slow breathing. Then when you feel ready, go back to bed and sleep.
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