This time of the year is especially hard for some people; even for those who can usually get good nights sleep. It seems like as the days start to get longer, energy levels go down and people get a little more depressed during the day.
For others, insomnia and tiredness are an every-day thing. They wake up tired, and go throughout the day tired.
I thought it would be a good idea to give you a few lessons on how to sleep better; it takes just a few changes. Here are some things to try:
Relaxation exercises: It may sound strange, but deep breathing just before you go bed can help you get a better night’s sleep. Take about 10 deep breaths, and then try a relaxation exercise – one where you go slowly down a hill, or in an elevator, and end up at a peaceful place.
Wake up at the same time every morning: You should be getting an average of 6-8 hours of sleep a night. When you sleep in on weekends and days off, your body takes more time to recover than if you had followed your normal waking schedule.
Avoid daytime naps – while these might help you feel better in the present, they take away the ability to fall asleep quickly at night.
Lastly, wait as long as you can before going to bed. This will ensure you are tired enough to fall asleep quickly. If you’re not tired around bedtime, take a relaxing bath or hot tub. This will put you in a deeper relaxation state and help with sleep.
I realize that these seem like simple things, and sometimes it’s not as simple as all that.
If you are feeling a little down, find out if you’re tired because you keep repeating these three crucial mistakes (and it’s not any of the above).
Stop taking energy pills, and drinking gallons of coffee and get down to the root of the problem today!
Good night. .