Can't sleep well at night? Does it take you at least one hour to get into your
comfort zone? Is your mind racing with all kinds of thoughts running
through your head? The following tips will ease the time and effort you
put into your sleep.
Things You Will Need
Build a predictable, regular sleep pattern.
If you go to bed at 11pm one night, followed by 3am the next night,
chances are your body will eventually have a harder time figuring out
when it's time to sleep.
If possible, avoid taking naps during the day. If you only do this out
of habit, either get rid of it or minimize the amount of time you
actually sleep during the day, helping you save up those desires to
sleep for when you really need it.
Try to be active during the day, as your body will be more likely to
appreciate and enjoy a rewarding rest when night falls. Staying seated
throughout the day can lead to that overly long nap you should avoid.
Different habits helps different people sleep easier. Go ahead and find
yours; whether you'd enjoy listening to a nice, slow jam while you
close your eyes, inserting some ear plugs to avoid any kind of noise,
or even by leaving your TV on as you watch something until your eyes
shut down automatically. Once you find that comfort zone, the rest
Don't settle for less! Make sure your room is at a nice temperature, as
sleeping a bit too warm can be difficult. Get some nice blankets and
pillow, making your overall experience more rewarding.
Avoid going to bed hungry, but do not have a heavy meal before hitting
the hay. You do not want to focus on either an empty stomach, or a
bloated one, when you could put all of your attention into a relaxing
state of mind.
And, speaking of state of mind, try to ignore and dispatch all thoughts
in your head. The only thing you should be aware of is the sound of
your own breath. Whenever you realize your mind is starting to race
again, stop every thought and resume your relaxation, which, at this
point, should be your only goal.
Tips & Warnings