10 Steps To Help You Get A Great Night’s Sleep

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10 Steps to Getting a Better Night's Sleep

I enjoyed a wonderful night's sleep, but when I awoke, I realized how important a good night's sleep is for your metabolism, and I wanted to share some tips with you on how to have a better night's sleep.

My definition of a good night's sleep is one in which you sleep deeply and awake feeling entirely refreshed and energized. You seldom, if ever, think about your problems during a good night's sleep, you never think about the news, and you normally fall asleep within 10 minutes of your head hitting the pillow (with positive thoughts in your mind).

.Also, whether you had 'positive' or 'pleasant' dreams is a crucial indicator of whether you had a good night's sleep. Because if you've had a night full of 'poor' or'stressful' nightmares, you're most likely tossing and turning and not receiving a "restful" night's sleep.

Why is it so critical to obtain a good night's sleep every night? During the day, your body and mind break down and get exhausted due to stress.

Sleep is the only time when your body and mind are able to heal and revitalize itself. It's vital to emphasize, though, that the key is "restful" sleep. It is not considered restorative sleep if you toss and turn all night or wake up every few hours. I just read an article that made it to my research center that detailed the implications of snoring on sleep and health. Snorers interrupt their sleep on average 300 times every night, which isn't exactly a comfortable night's sleep! Consider this for a moment: if you've been stressed recently, or if your mattress isn't up to snuff, or if you've just been unable to sleep properly for the previous few weeks You haven't given your brain or body the time it needs to restore itself (or months).

As a result, each day begins with you being little less focused and metabolically healthy than the day before.

Make no attempt to compensate for missing sleep. People commonly tell me that they are conscious that they do not get enough sleep during the week, but that on weekends they "catch up." Let me clear up that misunderstanding right now. That is not correct!!! A regular sleeping schedule is necessary for both your body and mind to repair and renew; without it, you're really deteriorating rather than re-energizing.

So, how much sleep is enough?

In general, everyone should try to obtain at least 8 hours of restful sleep each night. Now, if you eat a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and take mental breaks throughout the day, and if you sleep like a baby and wake up feeling totally refreshed every day, you could be the sort of person who can get by with less sleep—perhaps 6 hours each night.

On the other side, if you have a lot of stress (mental or physical) every day, you'll require more than 8 hours of sleep. A marathon runner, for example, puts his or her body under a lot of stress every day; such individual need more than 8 hours of sleep since their body requires more repair than normal.

The same may be said for someone who is under a lot of mental strain.

So, what can you do to assist yourself and others around you get a better night's sleep?

10 Steps To Getting A Better Night's Sleep:

1. Make a list of everything you need to accomplish the next day.

Write it down, and leave the paper and pen near your bedside in case you remember something else. When you write anything down, you're telling your brain that it doesn't need to think about it anymore.

2. Before going to bed

 Don't watch TV or listen to the radio (particularly the news) - and definitely don't fall asleep with it on the TV and the radio 

3. Spend at least 30 minutes before bedtime

 reading inspirational or self-development material. Your objective is to fill your mind with inspiring ideas before going to sleep, so that the final thoughts you have before falling asleep are positive ones rather than the stressful ones that most people have.

4. Make sure the room you're sleeping in is as dark, 

As possible – the body is designed to sleep when it's dark outside, so the darker the room, the better the chances of getting a good night's sleep.

5. Maintain as much silence as possible in the room.

By turning off all electric equipment and requesting that everyone else in the home be as quiet as possible.

6.Before going to bed, don't consume anything for at least 3 hours.

 When you have undigested food in your stomach, your body is forced to concentrate on digesting it rather than mending your body and mind, which is what sleep is all about! Food is best digested when the body is active, not when it is resting down.

7. Attempt to go to bed about 10:00 p.m. and get up at 6:00 a.m.

 According to Ayurvedic medicine, some tasks are best performed during particular cycles. Going to bed around 10:00 p.m. and waking up at 6:00 a.m. appears to provide the body with the greatest rest, rejuvenation, and vitality throughout the day.

8. Do not use any medicines, supplements, or plants that claim to help you sleep (unless required by your physician).

 The purpose of'sleep' is to allow your body the time and means to mend itself and prepare for the approaching day; most of these artificial sleeping aids do little more than dull your senses. When you take a sleeping pill, your whole body slows down, including all of the systems that are responsible for healing you.

9. Make sure there's enough fresh air in the room.

Indoor air is regarded as one of the most dangerous on the planet. You can only breathe in the air that surrounds you in your enclosed bedroom when you sleep. Try opening a window (even if it's only a crack if it's freezing outside). Because you'll have access to cleaner, more oxygenated air while sleeping, the fresh air will assist your body restore itself.

10. Do 60 minutes of light activity during the day.

If you don't have 60 minutes in a row, divide it into two 30-minute sessions, three 20-minute sessions, or six 10-minute sessions to get a total of 60 minutes. Walking is the finest activity for overall health and prepping your body for a good night's sleep.

I wish you a restful night's sleep tonight and every night thereafter.

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