5 Steps to Getting Better Sleep - Insomniacs Welcome
A lack of sleep becomes evident on our faces, in our moods, in our performance, and in our creativity. Even though we may absolutely love a great nights sleep, we are usually own own sleep sabotagers, and the only thing between a peaceful and a restless night is ourselves. So What can we do to make getting to sleep that bit easier?
1. TURN OFF YOUR PHONE
How many of us will stay attached to our phones until the minute we close our eyes. It's so easy to become addicted when we often use our phones now to work and to chill. Turn off , or ban yourself from screen time one hour before bed to give yourself the best chance to switch off.
2. KNOWING WHEN TO SLEEP
For many of us, it’s a challenge to stick to a firm bedtime, especially at the moment when we know we may have a little extra time in bed in the morning, or aren’t worrying about getting ready and keeping up our appearance. We all have our own individual genetically predetermined sleep schedules called chronotypes. Going to bed on your chrono-typical schedule will help you reduce and avoid sleep procrastination.” When we are aware of what’s best for us individually based on data, we can do what aligns best for us.
3. REVEIW YOUR PRE SLEEP ACTIVITIES
Take the hour before bed and split it into three 20-minute segments. In the first 20 mins do all the things that NEED to be done. This helps with any sleep procrastination - you know when you sit in bed and cant switch off because you have sorted the washing...That kind of things. The next 20 minutes allocate to hygiene. Get ready for bed, wash brush teeth ect. And lastly, dedicated the last 20 minutes for relaxation, meditation, prayer... and not your phone!
4. SET THE MOOD
Create a nice sleep environment...This is an important one to finish it all off. In that last hour before sleeping, dim the lights, diffuse oils ect. And why not have a pamper!