4. Realize sleep is essential:
For many of us, sleep is the last thing on our minds when it comes to living healthfully. And sleep is the first thing to get sacrificed if we’re pressed for time.
Not getting enough sleep can lead to a variety of issues. Sleep deprivation increases your risk for developing health problems such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes and depression.
You wouldn’t go to the gym everyday aiming to build muscle and then starve your body of the nutritious food that it requires to replenish your muscles with the nutrients that they must receive in order to develop. Your brain is the same but it requires adequate rest each day in order to develop and consistently produce its best results.
Below are a few short tips that will help you prepare for an adequate night’s sleep.
Have a regular sleep schedule.
Getting up and going to bed at the same time is key to good sleep. In fact. It’s essential that your sleep is in sync with your internal clock. Without a regular sleep pattern your body & mind will find it almost impossible to produce it maximum potential consistently.
Create a pre-sleep routine.
As well as a consistent sleep/wake schedule, winding down before bed is a great ways to get your sleep back on track. It’s hard to shut down your brain or quiet anxious thoughts when you’re rushing around before bedtime. Develop a routine that keeps your brain active but also allows you to relax. I find reading a factual book for 20 minutes before I sleep does the trick but experiment and find out what works for you.
Participate in physical activities.
Exercising regularly helps enormously with sleep. It makes your body tired and relaxes your brain which are both essential components of a healthy sleep schedule. But make sure you exercise a few hours before bedtime, because physical activity is stimulating and will give you at least 2-3 hours of alertness even when you are tired.
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