Are you tired of tossing and turning at night? Is counting sheep becoming a nightly occurrence? If so, then you may need to make some minor adjustments in hopes of getting a good night's sleep every night.
Before getting to three all-star habits that will lead to your nights being filled with peaceful slumbers, make sure to keep this in mind: Don't bring your troubles and thoughts to the pillow. In other words, try to find solutions to your problems before you go to bed. The key here is to stop thinking less at night, because the more you are thinking/worrying about something, the harder it is going to be to fall asleep.
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3 All-Star Habits That Will Lead To You Getting A Good Night's Sleep Every Night
- Sticking To The Same Sleep Schedule, Which Includes The Weekends
- Eliminating Things That Could Wake You Up In The Middle Of The Night
- Get Comfortable
Sticking To The Same Sleep Schedule, Which Includes The Weekends
Your body shouldn't be guessing when it's time to go to sleep -- it should know each and every night. Therefore, you would be doing yourself a huge favor by going to sleep at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning. Yes, even on the weekends.
How many deadlines have you missed over the years because you were tired? How many times have you said no to something because you rather rest on the couch and watch TV?
There are so many ways to get the most out of your day, but one of the most crucial ways is by getting an adequate amount of sleep each night so you are refreshed and ready to take on the day each morning. Stop making the tired excuse, and start getting into the routine of getting the same amount of sleep each and every night.
Eliminating Things That Could Wake You Up In The Middle Of The Night
If there is a chance that something is going to wake you up in the middle of the night, then eliminate it.
For example, turn your phone on silent at night. If you have noisy roommates, then communicate with them and tell them how important your sleep is. They should be more than understanding. If they are still noisy, assuming you go to sleep before they do, then think about buying earplugs and/or listen to music that is designed to help you get to sleep at night. However, if you go the music route, then you still need to turn your phone on silent so notifications aren't waking you up.
The less distractions you have, the less likely you are to wake up in the middle of the night, which means the better night of sleep you will have.
Get comfortable? That sounds like a no-brainer, but let us explain.
If your room is too hot, then that alone could keep you up at night. Therefore, open up a window, turn on the AC or turn down the heater at night. On top of that, you need to make sure there is not too much light shining into your room, so make sure your blinds do their job, or invest in a sleep mask. Light is not a stimulus for sleep, folks.
If your room is at the perfect temperature each night, no light is shining through and you have made the most comfortable setting possible, then you are one step closer to getting a good night's sleep every night.