Top Sleeping Tips!

One of my favourite hobbies is sleeping and yes, I need a lot of sleep - 10 hours at least! According to researchers, a person should get at least eight hours of sleep every night. But I need more. I can’t study if I haven’t slept enough. Forget it, because it won’t work because my performance is poor and I would have to study longer. So it’s a waste of time if I’m tired.

 I really admire people who don’t need a lot of sleep and still seem to be relaxed and have everything under control. Because what is the phrase again which we always seem to hear? Stay cool! Just relax! Having a good night’s sleep is so important, but we as students and even as adults forget that. There are so many people who suffer from insomnia and have sleeping disorders, and it can affect their life in a very negative way. 

Many of us work through the night, and stay up late because we’re required to do so. Nevertheless, it’s important to know your limits. Not every one of us can endure a day without the sufficient amount of sleep. Our hectic lifestyle and the excessive use of technology like the blue light coming from our smartphones and laptops explain why we may have troubles sleeping: it keeps us awake.

We have to learn to relax and take a day off from social networks, email and messages. I don’t want to know how many emails the people I know who have very responsible jobs receive every day. I receive many emails and I check them daily. But sometimes it can be very annoying, and you wish you could return to childhood again where talking face-to-face were the only means of communication.

Unfortunately, we won’t return to those times again, because we have to adapt to these changes. So what we can do? We have to learn to make priorities. If you have the same sleep pattern as me, you have to go to bed at the right time. You will find me in bed around ten o’clock and I would advise you to read a good book or listen to quiet music before you get to sleep. 

So here is a list of tips which you might find useful:

1.     Go to bed everyday at the same time. Your body will get used to it and you will fall asleep easier.

2.     Avoid watching TV or surfing around on the net just before you go to bed. Switch off all your devices at least one hour beforehand.

3.     Having  a shower helps to relax your mind and body.

4.     Use relaxation exercises.

5.     Leave the window in your room open as it will keep it cool and fresh over night.

6.     If something bothers you, write it down. A journal can be very useful. Always put your worries aside. You want to sleep and you can take action in regards to your worries and problems the next morning.

7.     Change your pillow regularly.

8.     Eat a light dinner in the evening, your stomach will thank you for it, and you will have better sleep quality.

9.     Milk with warm honey is a proper Grandma’s recipe and it truly performs miracles for relaxation!

10. Think about something nice. Use visualization exercises when you lie in bed.

We hope this helps! Sweet dreams,

HCXO 

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