How To Enjoy a Good Night’s Sleep

How To Enjoy a Good Night’s Sleep

 

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping – at least, we should in order to maintain good health! You don’t have to resort to harsh drugs to get a good night’s sleep! Here are a few ideas to help you naturally fall asleep more easily and get high quality rest that can help you feel more energized and focused all day long.

 

Set a routine.

Having a routine in place will, after a while, get your body into a rhythm of falling asleep and waking up at a certain time. Try to repeat the same set of activities before you head to bed each night – you’ll condition your mind to get your body into “sleep mode.”

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Sleep tips in honor of Better Sleep Month

 

Use aromatherapy.

Certain essential oils are calming and promote restfulness and sleep. Lavender, for example, has wonderful soothing qualities. Buy it in the natural oil form and use a few drops in a warm bath. This will help your body relax. You can also drop a few drops of lavender onto your pillow to help you fall asleep.

 

Unplug.

“Mind chatter” is a common complaint among those who find it hard to get to sleep at night. It’s no wonder – in our high-information, fast-paced culture, quieting the mind can be nearly impossible. Take steps to reduce this effect by spending time “unplugged” from technology each day.

 

Destress.

Stress can lead to insomnia due to more of the “mind chatter” as well as the physical manifestations of anxiety. While we all face stressful challenges from time to time, it’s possible to minimize many of the things that cause chronic stress in our lives. Identify parts of your life which cause the most stress and make a plan to proactively deal with the situation and cultivate a positive mindset. Wise woman Maya Angelou said,  “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it,change your attitude.” Her advice is useful to everyone at some point!

Don’t settle for sub-par sleep! Practice better sleep habits and improve your overall health.