It’s no secret that getting restorative sleep is important for your well-being physically, mentally, and emotionally.
There is, of course, science to show how sleep affects your brain and body, hormones, chemistry, etc. I won’t get into that, but I will list a few recommendations:
- Your last meal should not be within 3 hours of bedtime
- Stay off your phone and computer screens at least 2 hours before bedtime
- Go to bed at the same time every night
- Do a brain dump by writing in a journal, any thoughts, worries, etc.
- Remind yourself and write the good things about your day
- Keep you room temperature a little on the cool side
- Limit fluid intake before bedtime
- Find a pleasant bedtime meditation
If you’ve been having difficulty sleeping do not expect these suggestions to work immediately. Keep up the routine and over time you will train your body and mind to relax into a good night’s sleep. It takes commitment.
Any other ideas you can share with us that work for you?