Getting better sleep is an important part of living a blissful life (Develop Good Sleep Habits). Today I’m going to share three ways to help you get better sleep.
Get Better Sleep with a Sleep Routine
Routines are important when you have a mental illness. And a sleep routine is among the most important of those routines. Not only is it important to go to sleep at the same time every night, it is also important to do the same things at bedtime each night.
I used to think that this sounded boring. But the older I get the more important my sleep routine has become. I’m in bed by 9 p.m. each night after brushing my teeth, washing my face, and taking my medication. Once in bed a read for 10 to 20 minutes before turning off the light and drifting to sleep. It turns out boring can be utterly blissful.
Get Better Sleep by Listening to Your Body
I get tired around 8:30 every night. This makes sense because I’m awake by 5:30 every morning. But up until the last year or two I always felt pressure to do more at night. There are always dishes to be done, laundry to do, and blogs to write. I finally decided to listen to my body and be in bed by 9 p.m. without feeling guilty. I am now sleeping better and feeling better.
Get Better Sleep by Avoiding Bedtime Snacks
My last secret to getting better sleep is pretty simple. You should avoid food and drinks at bedtime. Sugar, caffeine, and alcohol can all keep you awake, or cause you to sleep restlessly. Once you get your bedtime routine down you will find that the urge to eat or drink at bedtime diminishes.
These three things have helped me sleep better. You’ll find more tips on Don’t Let Sleep Deprivation Keep Your From Bliss.