You already know that sleep is important for your health and productivity, but it can still be challenging to make good sleep a priority. It is a good idea to rewire your thinking to change your sleeping habits forever. You will be amazed at how many areas in your life improve once your sleeping habits improve.
Change Your Thoughts on Sleep
If you regard sleeping as optional, then chances are you will not actively try to better your sleeping routine. You need to start thinking of your sleep as an important part of your overall health and personal success. Need some motivation to sleep more, consider these facts:
- It affects how you look
- It affects how you feel and your mood
- It affects your productivity and career success
- It affects your waistline and fitness
- It affects how often you get sick
- It affects how your brain works
- It affects your relationships
Develop Better Sleeping Habits Gradually
To get on board with healthy sleeping habits, start by making small changes. Small changes can help you achieve long-term success. Simply start by going to bed earlier by 15 minutes every week until you hit a good bedtime.
Also, if your pre-bedtime routine is keeping you from falling asleep, try adjusting those slowly too. Cut your computer time in half or try reading for 30 minutes before you turn off the light for the night.
Track Your Sleep
There are several easy-to-use apps that can help you see your sleeping habits and improvements. These apps also give you a better insight at why some days you feel fatigued and why other days you feel great. Not into sleeping apps? Try jotting down a few notes about your sleep in a journal to keep track.
Plan for Better Rest
You need to help your body and mind get ready for good rest by changing your evening habits. Try to stay away from TV, computers, and smartphones before bed, since the light can be too stimulating. Also, try sipping chamomile tea or taking a warm shower or bath before bed. All of these calming things can help your body and brain wind down for the night, making it easier to drift off to sleep.
Another option for good sleep is regular chiropractic care. Manual adjustments can help you relieve stress and pain that are keeping you awake at night. Stop by The Joint…. the chiropractic place today for a wellness adjustment. Our adjustments are affordable and efficient, and could have you drift off to sleep a little bit easier each night.
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