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Want to Fall Asleep Easier? Try This Technique

We have all had one of those nights where falling asleep felt like nothing more than a challenge.

Even though we physically felt tired, our thoughts continued to distract us from drifting off to sleep.

Everything that could worry us did.

We worried about how tired we would feel the next day, how that meeting at work will turn out, or all those household chores requiring our attention.

It’s interesting. The more we feel like we have to fall asleep, the more anxious we can become.

So, what are you supposed to do? Keep on reading.

Allow Yourself To Stay Up

Yes, this idea may seem counterintuitive – but it can potentially help.

Feeling like we have to do something can make any situation feel scary and stressful, even when it isn’t.

What statement do you think would make falling asleep a little easier?

A: “I have to fall asleep in the next ten minutes, or I will feel miserable tomorrow.”

B: “I am comfortable in my bed right now, and my body will fall asleep when it is ready.”

Chances are you selected statement B.

Looking at bedtime as something you get to do instead of something you have to do can help you feel more in control of the situation.

This new routine may take a few nights to get used to – but it can potentially transform your entire sleep ritual.

Let’s say goodbye to tossing and turning and hello to relaxation.

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How to Get Your Sleep Back on Track

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Are you tired of lying awake in bed all hours of the night? Are you ready to finally get your sleep on track? If so, keep on reading.

Track Your Sleep

You have some homework to do before officially getting started.

You’ve got to start tracking your sleep.

Even though you may not realize this, not all nights are the same. Chances are some nights are better than others.

But if you aren’t keeping track, you’ll never know for sure.

Do you sleep better on weekends versus weekdays?

Is it easier to fall and stay asleep in a cooler room?

After a week or two, you should start noticing patterns.

Love Your Bed

You have the power to train your brain to love your bed. You just need to learn the right skills.

A very popular tip is to reserve your bed for sleeping and only sleeping.

We get it. A lot of people like working or watching TV in bed. But doing so can make it harder to fall asleep.

The main goal is to teach your brain to associate going to bed with sleeping.

Manage Your Worries

Have you ever had one of those nights where all you can do is lie in bed and worry about the next day?

Falling asleep should be relaxing – not stressful.

Of course, it isn’t always easy to turn off our thoughts. But there are plenty of techniques that can calm them down.

Try your best to focus on the present moment. The here and the now are all that matter.

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Are You Constantly Tired Throughout The Day?

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Feeling tired once in a while is one thing, but feeling tired every day is something else.

There are plenty of habits out there that can give you a much needed energy boost.

Pay Attention to Your Sleep

Most of us understand the effects of not getting enough sleep.

But did you know that getting too much sleep isn’t good for you either?

Sleep is so essential for our overall physical and mental health.

You know yourself best, but 7 – 8 hours are recommended for most adults.

Get Off The Couch

Isn’t it interesting how laying down can make you more tired?

Staying active and moving your body is what gives you energy.

And no…you don’t need to do an intense workout. Walking around the block is a great place to start.

Have Fun

There’s no such thing as too much laughter – it is free after all.

We all have that one friend who always makes us laugh and try new things.

The next time you’re feeling a little tired or run down, go ahead and give them a call.

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How to Sleep Like a Billionaire

How to Sleep Like a Billionaire

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In the age of social media, life is more distracting than ever. There’s always an email that needs our attention, or a group chat “emergency”.

When trying to get important stuff done, the last thing you need is your phone going off every 5 minutes.

Of course, it’s completely fine to turn off your phone. But you can’t always turn off your mind.

What if my kids need me? What if a potential client is trying to book a consult? The list goes on.

If that sounds like you, waking up at 4 AM may be your secret weapon.

The Benefits

1) There are little to no distractions – It’s very unlikely anyone will text or email.

2) You have the peace of mind that your family is sound asleep.

3) There’s no breaking news on social media to distract you.

So, at this point, you may be thinking to yourself, “Okay, I’m ready to get started, I just don’t think I have it in me.”

Oh, but you do.

Stay Consistent

Yes, with most goals starting slow and steady is the best move, but not when it comes to waking up early.

Our body thrives on routine. Waking up at 4 AM one day, and 7 AM the next, can mess with your body clock and do more harm than good. The first few days or even weeks will be an adjustment. But you’ve got this.

Go to Bed Early

You know yourself best. Depending on your age and lifestyle, you should aim for 6 – 8 hours of sleep a night.

If you’re ready to start waking up earlier, going to bed at midnight must become a thing of the past.

Have a Reason to Wake Up

This may feel self-explanatory, but it’s very important.

What stops you from hitting the snooze button? What are you determined to get done today? That’s your reason.

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Rest Up to Live Well

Rest Up to Live Well: The Surprising Ways that Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Can Improve Your Health

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“Sleep problems have long been recognized as a symptom of psychiatric and neurological disorders, including depression and Alzheimer’s. But increasingly, researchers are exploring the two-way street between disrupted sleep and disease. And researchers who started out interested in cognitive functions such as memory or brain development are finding themselves focused on sleep because it is so fundamental.” Find out more about The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep.

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