At night I can’t sleep, in the morning I can’t wake up!
I hear this all the time from the people I help, and I have a simple solution to help.
Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Even on weekends if your social calendar allows.
Set your bed time to ensure you get at least 7-8 hours sleep, and start winding down at least half an hour before this time.
• Dim your lights
• Stop using screen time and TV
• Light a candle
• Spray some lavender
• Prepare your stuff for the next day
• If you are already thinking about what you have to do the next day, try writing it all down
• Read a magazine or book
• Blow out candle 😉
• Take 10 slow, deep, full yogic breaths.
Quality sleep is such a crucial element of healthy living, and in particular, good mental health. If you’re tired, you’ll feel too lethargic to exercise, make poor food choices, and have a shorter fuse when it comes to handling stress, not to mention handling challenging people. None of us want to be that person snapping at our loved ones.
Once the body gets used to the set waking and sleep times, it will naturally start to prepare for sleep and slow down the mind, meaning you’ll fall asleep faster and wake up easier.
Give it a try and notice how you feel.