Sleep Easy: How To Catch Some Zzz’s
We all need a good night’s sleep on a day to day basis. It’s recommended that you get eight hours of sleep a night for good reason. Sleep is what allows you to recuperate, it’s when you body recovers from any wear and tear, damage or sickness you may have expereinced or contracted during the day. It is also what allows you to completely disconnect mentally. It’s when you can wind down and just get a break from the responsibilities and challenges of day to day life. Of course, there are countless factors that can influence in the amount of sleep you get and the quality of sleep you get. Here are some that you might want to focus on to give yourself the best chances when it comes to bedtime.
If you never give yourself any downtime, you’re never going to be able to drify off. It’s important that you give yourself a break and allow yourself to unwind when you decide it’s time to settle down and get to sleep. Disconnect from anything challenging or that requires a lot of concentration and focus before getting into bed. Instead, try more calming activities, such as reading a non-challenging book, listen to a chilled out podcast, or simply lying down and disconnecting through mindfulness or meditation. If hou find yourself struggling, there are many different guided mindfulness videos or sleep vidoes that can help you along the way. You might want to try a warm, milky drink or something from CBDistillery too.
When’s the last time you updated your bedding? It’s recommended that you get a new mattress once every eight years. This gives you the opportunity to choose something that suits your sleep style, supports your body where you need it and to also ensure that the bed you’re sleeping on is hygienic. Rake some time to shop at a number of different retailers to try different options out and determine which will be best for you and your individual needs and requirements. As well as your mattress, you may want to consider changing your duvet, your pillows and the bedsheets you sleep on. All of these things contribute to the quality of sleep you’ll be getting.
If you find that you are still struggling to get to sleep, no matter what lifestyle changes or practical changes you may have implemented, you may want to reach out to your doctor for support. You may be suffering from some sort of sleep disorder, or you may be experiencing an underlying physical or mental health condition that is causing difficulty sleeping. Your doctor will be able to help you to understand what is going on and will be able to guide you on the right path to managing or improving this.
Hopefully, some of these steps will help you to snooze more easily and more peacefully each and every evening. Try them out and see how you get on!
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.
One thing that works for me is to make a list of what I need to do tomorrow or this week before I go to bed. Then I don’t lie in bed and worry over what needs to be done.
I am a sporadic sleeper for many reasons that I won’t go into but now that I am much older and not working, my children are grown and I am alone, I would like to get myself on a regular sleep schedule. Thank you for sharing these tips.
It really helps when I turn everything off and read for a while before bed. Of course, having super comfortable bedding that you just can’t wait to get into helps a lot too!
Thanks for the info sounds good
I love to read before bed to help me relax and turn off my thoughts.
Thanks for the tips! I will try some of them!
Thank you so much for the info!
This is really good advice, especially the possibility of a sleep disorder. Things like sleep apnea are easily treated but serious if ignored.
I struggle with sleep due to fibromyalgia. It’s a constant struggle for me. I am definitely going to be making some changes to help me sleep better