There is nothing I hate more than lying in bed unable to sleep after a full and productive day. Every hour that passes reminds me of how little sleep I actually will get and how hard it will be to function in the morning. I use to struggle with this all the time but there are definitely some simple things to try to help you get a full night of sleep.
Have a Solid Routine
Having a solid routine can make a huge difference when it comes to your sleeping patterns. Not everyone has the schedule to be able to have a nighttime routine but if it is a possibility for you, then you should definitely take advantage of that. Doing the same thing at the same time every night can start to prepare your body for sleep.
Unplugging all electronic devices an hour before you lay down for bed can be very helpful. Majority of the time, what we are doing on our phones, laptops, and tablets an hour before bed, can really just wait until tomorrow. Give your mind and body the time is needs to unwind by putting down the screens for an hour.
Many studies find that working out daily can help you sleep better at night. I tested this theory this year by adding at least four workouts a week to my schedule. Every day that I work out, I sleep better. In fact, it use to take me hours to fall asleep but if I have a solid workout earlier in the day, I usually fall asleep minutes after my head hits the pillow.
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” -Zen proverb
Meditation is one of the strongest tools that we all have access to that can better our well being. Regardless of how much money you make, where you live, and whether your bed is a king size or a single, we all have access to meditation. Just ten minutes of meditation can make a huge difference when it comes to your sleeping patterns. Try a guided meditation if sitting in silence seems a bit weird at first. Soon you will be looking forward to your daily meditation time and sleeping better through the night!