I am not a great sleeper. As a total night owl, sometimes I struggle to fall asleep until 3 or 4 in the morning every night, which ends up messing up the next day too. People are always suggesting sleeping pills to me, but I feel but better using natural ways to get to sleep. These are my favorite.
Meditation- Meditation has been shown to improve sleep cycles when used right before bed. Focusing on the positive and deep breathing can help clear your mind for rest.
Notebook- Often times people can't fall asleep because they have things they are thinking about. Keep a pad of paper next to your bed so you can jot down notes to yourself so you can let things go and sleep.
Stimulants- Avoid Caffeine and nicotine before bed. They stimulate you and keep you awake longer.
Exercise- Add a 20 minute work out to your morning routine can actually make it easier for you to unwind at night.
Hot bath or shower- a hot bath can calm you down and get your body ready for sleep. Try an epsom salt bath with a touch of lavender essential oils to help with the calming effects.
Put away screens at least 30 minutes before bed- Staring at a phone will you are in bed can keep you up long after you have put the screen down. Turning off the blue light and allowing yourself to prepare for bed without a screen will help you fall asleep later.
Set the right temperature- Sleeping in a room that is too hot or too cold will make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Try setting your thermostat around 65 degrees for optimal sleeping.
Get outside in the morning- Help your body's natural rhythm by getting sun during the day.
Stick to a schedule- It is better for your body to wake up and go to sleep at the same time every day. Even on those lazy Saturday mornings!
Try ear plugs and a sleep mask- block out the external stimulants that could be keeping you awake.
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What tricks do you use to get to sleep?