My biggest pet peeve is not being able to get to sleep. Tossing and turning all night is something so frustrating and only to get a few hours and wake up groggy in the morning is so frustrating. Sometimes it can be us, we’re sabotaging ourselves on sleep with so many distractions. I’m here to tell you how to get your body and mind ready to go to sleep.
Set a bed time
I know it sounds silly but getting your body used to sleeping at a certain time every night is so beneficial. You’ll start to crave it and after a while, you won’t have to force it.
Get A Routine Down
Start a routine at the same time every night. Maybe it’s tea, maybe it is some nighttime stretching, even meditation, or taking some melatonin. Whatever you need to trigger your mind to go to bed
We all know it’s not well to be on your phone heading to bed but we all do it. Turn on do not disturb and get an actual alarm clock so there’s no temptation.
Listen To Something Soothing, Not Interesting
Pick a podcast or some music to act as white noise. I wouldn’t recommend anything suspenseful like True Crime Podcasts they’re not good for you mentally and can disrupt your sleep if you like to know more I covered the details of it a few weeks ago you can read it here.
Turn off the lights and light some incense
Common sense I know but you’d be surprised about the number of people that leave the light on to go to bed but they do. The light triggers your brain and keeps it active turn it off and put some lavender in the air. Relaxing and soothing. If you’re not one for the dark a nightlight is a great option.