Along with eating right and moving your body, getting the proper amount of sleep is an essential part of healthy living. We spend a third of our time in bed. If we are able to sleep well during that time, when we wake up, our minds and bodies will be refreshed and renewed and ready to begin the day in a positive way. Getting adequate sleep can have a positive impact on every area of our lives, especially our health.
It’s important to get to bed early enough so you will get the proper amount of sleep you need for your body. Everyone is different, but in general, adults usually need about 7-8 hours of sleep each night, and children need even more than that.
I love to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning, so I have realized the importance of making sleep a top priority in my life. I try to be in bed by 10 pm most nights. To help me get to sleep each night, I usually read. I often don’t get many pages into a book before I am out. On the occasion that I do wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep, I keep a notebook by my bed to write down any thoughts that come to me that I don’t want to forget. If I can get my thoughts on the paper, I am then able to allow them to get out of my mind, and I can usually fall back asleep after that. Those are some of the tips that work for me, but I realize falling asleep isn’t always that easy for many people.
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, I have discovered a great resource from Casper, a company committed to helping others sleep in more ways than their mattresses, that includes some helpful tips to help you get a great night’s sleep! Check it out:
Do you have tips and tricks to help you fall and stay asleep? Please leave a comment below and let me know what works best for you!