Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

How to get a good nights sleep

by Justine Crowley (follow)
Independent Business Consultant, Doctor, HubGarden Editor and Author/Publisher of four self help books: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JustineCrowley
General Wellness (142)      How To (60)     


get a good nights sleep, sleep well, how to sleep well at night, rest and relaxation
Cherish your bed


We all want more sleep, more quality shut-eye, yet technology and the fast-paced world we live in can hamper the quality of our sleep. There are some things you can do to ensure you're energised and well rested on a daily basis.

1. Power naps

Otherwise known as nanna naps. Easier said than done, however if you can it would be advisable to take a 10-20 minute nap (no longer than 20-minutes) either on your lunch break, or at some time during the day. This level of sleep is enough to invigorate you to get on with the rest of the day.



get a good nights sleep, sleep well, how to sleep well at night, rest and relaxation
Resting right helps you stop and smell the roses


2. Take a Bath

Or a shower if you do not have a bath at home, although a bath at home would be more ideal. Having a bath at the end of the day is a great way to cleanse, even if you're engaged in work that you're passionate about. Ensure you have a relaxing bath (ideally with candles) at least two hours before retiring for the night, to allow your body to cool down.

3. Other considerations

Do not drink any alcohol or caffeine at least a few hours before going to bed, and eat a light meal at night, just enough so you don't get hungry at bed time. A glass of warm milk has a calming effect and prepares the body for sleep. Easier said than done, however ensure your mind is completely switched off. Night time is for relaxing. Technology should be put away and switched off, and has no home in your bedroom.

Furthermore, if you cannot get to sleep within 20 minutes after hitting the hay, then get up, go to another room and read a boring book until you feel sleepy enough to go back to bed. It is also advisable to wake up at the same time every morning - even on weekends. Go outside and exercise without the sunnies. That way your body knows it's day time.



get a good nights sleep, sleep well, how to sleep well at night, rest and relaxation
Bathing is a great way to cleanse. Also use good bath soaks.


Remember, we will always have problems and challenges. Let them go come bed time. Have faith that they will be solved the next day or as soon as possible. Its night time, there is nothing you can do about them come bed time. This time is your time for rest. Busy brain = no bed.

If you have any other tips to share on getting a good nights sleep, please share them with us.

#How To
#General Wellness
I like this Article - 5
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Justine Crowley
Regardless as to whether your acne is quite cystic around the face and neck area, or the odd pim...
8 likes
%%'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself'%%
8 likes
You may have heard the saying that "abundance is your birthright
6 likes
Dr Peter D'Adamo's best-selling works on the Blood Type Diet have been widely criticised for a l...
4 likes
view all articles by Justine Crowley
Articles by Justine Crowley on Other Hubs
ID: 2012
[ Submit a Comment ]
Hi Clare

Agree. Lavender is fantastic in assisting in getting a good nights sleep. In or even under the pillow is great. Forgot to mention, sorry.

Justine
Hi Justine

I picked some lavender from the garden, dried it, put it into a little cloth sachet and sleep with it near my pillow - works a treat!
Trending Articles
When we find ourselves under stress or struggling with health issues, it can be completely overwhelm...
11 likes
Cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, are excellent for heart health
10 likes
**Minimalism** is one of the latest trends in health and lifestyle, offering a **richer** life lived...
8 likes
Dancing is an activity which has played a part in the lives of people across the centuries
8 likes
**Brussels sprouts** - not necessarily the **'golden child'** of the vegetable world, but a surprisi...
8 likes
This delicious coconut and hazelnut granola requires just a few ingredients and itís the perfect swa...
7 likes
%%"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo Da Vinci%% For many years, **'minima...
7 likes
If you, like many, work in an office, developing 'cublicle bulge' can become a concern quickly
7 likes
Sometimes, a simple fruit is not enough to satisfy your hunger between meals; enter your homemade en...
6 likes
Vegan foods have come a long way in recent years and the internet has provided us with the opportuni...
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (234)
Vegan (116)
How To (60)
Lists (59)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version