The Key Point To A Successful Sleep Routine

The Key Point To A Successful Sleep Routine

We’ve talked about how to create a sleep routine that works for you in the last article.

You can figure out your best time to sleep by counting backwards from when you need to wake up, and make sure you get at least 6 hours sleep. You should work on cleaning up those disruptions, such as late coffee, alcohol, a long nap, etc.

Also, create a pre-bed routine for yourself to get into a state that you would fall asleep soon once you hit the pillow.

Today, we’d like to share a little more about the key point to a successful sleep routine.

Know How to Deal with Problems

Creating a sleep routine is great for your body and mind in the long-term, but it takes a lot of time and dedication for everything to fall into place.

Ultimately, you’re going to have a few difficult nights and problematic experiences when you’re first implementing your routine, so don’t expect to fall asleep straight away every night.

If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something relaxing for a bit in a low light. This will help to avoid creating a feeling of frustration in your mind whenever you go to bed.

If your routine of choice doesn’t seem to be helping you relax, after a couple of weeks, try something new. Remember, it is not the end of the day and it’s normal that it doesn’t get much improvement.

Experiment with a sleep diary so you can track your sleeping habits and find out what works best. It is good if you see some improvements, even if it's a tiny improvement. For example, you were always feeling really bad when you couldn’t fall asleep and after you’ve started to work on these strategies, you feel you get more control of yourself. You don’t feel as much pain and guilt.

Then, this is a great improvement that you should put into your mind and get your motivation from it. The key to proper sleep hygiene is commitment and persistence.

If you continue working on your sleeping schedule, and you still feel like you’re not seeing any improvements, you may want to speak to a doctor. A professional can conduct a sleep study to determine whether there are any underlying issues that are keeping you from sleeping.

Creating a sleep routine that works for you can enhance your life in many ways. Your productivity, physical health, mental health, metabolism, energy levels, and even relationships can all benefit when you’re regularly getting a good night’s sleep.

So have confidence in yourself and work on your sleep routine starting from today!

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