sleep your troubles away

This is one of my old EVE articles which I instinctively went back to today as I really need some advise on how to sleep better. All I really need is a reminder of things that help…some basic ideas. So, here are some of my own ūüėČ

“I‚Äôve realised I‚Äôm blessed in this department because as soon as I hit¬†the pillow I sleep, and wake up rested, but I‚Äôve also experienced¬†sleepless nights which drove me insane, and it got me thinking of the¬†importance of a good nights sleep.Here are some ideas, whether you have serious trouble sleeping or just¬†want to make use of the night, as part of a healthy lifestyle. They are¬†all well known, but just like people need a constant reminder to drink¬†plenty of water every day, to keep their body and skin hydrated, this is¬†simply a push in the right direction.

  • Start by looking at your day- if you are stressed or worried it will¬†cause tension which makes it hard for the body to relax and fall¬†asleep. Work-related thoughts need to take a step back until the next¬†day, as there is nothing you can do about them in that moment,¬†worrying about someone or something will only seem bigger the day¬†after if you are not rested. Tell yourself you need to be re-charged¬†in order to face whatever troubles you may have. Picture yourself in a¬†more stress-free environment and work towards finding a balance.
  • Spend as much time as you can outside in daylight,take a break from¬†computers and office light whenever you can, or let in natural light,¬†this will make you naturally tired as oppose to¬†staring-into-a-screen- tired‚Äô
  • Prepare your bedroom for a good nights sleep ‚Äďclean sheets, cool¬†temperature, dark and free from noise. Invest in a proper pillow and¬†mattress if they are causing you to feel stiff and tensed when waking¬†up.
  • Find a ritual before going to bed- take a warm bath or shower using¬†relaxing bath oils, light a aromatherapy candle, listen to calming¬†music, read a book or magazine or listen to audio-books or relaxing talk on CD.¬†Using a sleep mask also helps to remove any light.

Avoid- alcohol or drinks containing caffeine just before sleep, time in front of the computer or TV (or any screen) and smoking.

Sweet dreams…."Sweet dreams" by lenahcaruana on Polyvore



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