Today, I’m going to talk about the five best sleep tips. These are the five most important sleep tips that I have come up with over the years.
Number one, maintain a consistent sleep schedule even on the weekends. If given the choice or chance, your body will push to go later, especially on the weekends.
Number two, take time to wind down before bed. Take 30 to 60 minutes in wind down time each night before you go to bed. Divide that time, if it’s 30 minutes, into 10 minute sections. If it is 60 minutes, into 20 minute sections. The first section is stuff you have to finish for today. I need to put laundry in the laundry machine, I need to load the dishwasher, I need to get an email out before I go to sleep. The second section is anything you need to do for tomorrow. If you’re packing your lunch or have a project or something due in the morning, get it ready to go.
And the third is self care. Brush your teeth, take out your contacts. Do take medicines. Things you need to do before you go to sleep.
The number four best sleep tip is to keep your bedroom dark, cool and quiet. Use room darkening shades. If you do wake up in the middle of the night, try not to turn on any lights. If you are going to the bathroom or use the nightlights that plug into the wall, that point down against the ground, turning on his little lights as possible. Turn your air conditioning down to a comfortable temperature as well as potentially use fans also to keep your room cool. And the third is quiet, especially if you are a light sleeper, putting on something like a white noise machine or such will help you get good restorative sleep.
The fifth best tip is to use an alarm clock to help you fall asleep. We are all good at using alarm clocks to wake us up in the morning, but we can also use the same alarm clock to help us remember to go to sleep at night. Remember set that clock to give you 30 to 60 minutes of free time before you go to sleep to finish up those things from today, to get ready for tomorrow and to do self care. Have a great day.