AM Thoughts – 6 Simple Tips For Sounder Sleep

Sleeping is great. It’s relaxing, it rejuvenates you, and sometimes you even get to have some really awesome dreams. However, a large number of people struggle with falling asleep. Whether you’re relaxing on a single bed or having a slumber in a Koala King Size Mattress, getting to sleep should not feel like a daunting task. If you are having trouble with knocking off and getting that well-deserved rest then fear not, for here are six ways that could help you get a sounder sleep!

No electronics

This can be tricky for a majority of people, especially with our phones and laptops so easily accessible. Using technology late at night can keep your brain awake and alert. The difficulty comes from the fact that, if your brain isn’t relaxed, you’re either not going to be able to sleep, or are not going to get the best sleep you possibly can. Switching off your electronics at least an hour before bed can help relax the mind which will get you snoozing faster.

Go To Sleep Calm

Going to sleep angry or grumpy over something that happened that day, or anything in general, can really affect your sleep in a negative way. Try to calm yourself down before you even hop into bed so you do not carry those negative emotions to your bedroom with you. If you go to sleep angry, you may end up having a disturbed sleep, or even nightmares which can make you feel uneasy when you wake up the following morning.

Meditate

It’s best to take some time for yourself before you go to bed.

Allocate some time before you get all cosy to just sit down and meditate for a while.

This can help calm you down and relax you from the day and get away any negative emotions before going to bed. It can also help you slow down all the crazy and messy thoughts in your head, which would normally stop you from getting the best nights sleep you could.

No late exercise

There is no doubt that exercise leaves us all feeling great, like we can take on anything, but it also pumps you up and gives you a rush of endorphins that aren’t as good for going to bed as they are waking up to take on the day. Try to keep your exercise in the early morning or early evening of your day so you don’t get kept up all night from being pumped up by a workout.

Stretch

Lay in bed, focusing on slowly stretching your muscles one at a time.

Start from your feet, working your way up to your head. Repeating this five or so times can help to relax your body and help you get to sleep faster.

Relax

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to do.

Take an hour before bed each night and dedicate it solely to relaxing and calming yourself down before you sleep. Whether you take that time to read your favourite book, listen to some relaxing music, or pamper yourself with a  bath, it’s really up to you. As long as it leaves you in a zen state of mind and ready for a well deserved slumber, it’s definitely a good plan.

 

Sleeping shouldn’t be hard. However, if it is don’t worry, because you’re certainly not alone. Finding your own ways to fall asleep is the key. Everyone is different, and what works for some people might not work for you. If you feel as though you have tried everything you possibly can, then it might be time to consider reaching out to a doctor. But remember, always try and keep yourself relaxed in bed, so you can have a deep and sound sleep.

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