There are times in our lives when we all struggle with sleep. It stinks, but sometimes we just need to embrace it. A long-term sleeping issue can cause health issues, but if you have one lousy night of sleep, it’s not that big of a deal. So when you have a bad case of “the awakes,” think of it as an isolated case. Shrug your shoulders and accept that, worst case, you might be a little sleepy tomorrow.
However, in order to avoid those situations, and improve your health, there are things you can do about it. Here are some ideas you can use for your rest, beauty and health.
1. “Make your bedroom an electronics-free zone.”
The basic notion is that all those magnetic waves and glowing screens mess with your circadian rhythms and distract you from sleeping.
What you can do about it is remove all your devices, like smartphones, tablet, PC or TV away from your bedroom and make it comfortable sleeping zone.
Why? Because the post-exercise cool-down process helps make you sleep. Try one of the Beachbody Yoga Programs, you can check out some of them here.
A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep.
3. “If you’re not asleep in ten minutes, get up.”
This one comes from the idea that you’re probably not ready to sleep and lying there will only stress you out.
However, you can try the most opposite: Instead of changing locations, change mind-sets. When you can’t sleep, just resign yourself to the fact. Say, “I can’t sleep. Bummer. Oh well, I’ll just lie here and be comfortable.” It can relieve you and you will most probably drift off in ten minutes.
4. “Drink or sip slowly sleepy time tea or warm milk, keep your feet warm, and bed comfy”
Thoughts of a warm house, nice sipping of healthy tea or mild, and a comfy bed without pressures of the day will help you relax.
It is also part of the relaxing routine right before bedtime. And if you practice it, your body and mind will know it’s sleeping time and they will get prepared so.