Let’s face it; life can be pretty exhausting a lot of the time. Whether it’s work, chores, hobbies, family, or trying to had on to some semblance of a social life, trying to keep up with everything that’s going on in your life can be pretty a lot to deal with. For a lot of people, this means trying to find a balance of priorities and sacrifices. Certain things will fall by the wayside while you deal with other parts of your life that might be more important. Sadly, because of this, there is one incredibly important thing that ends up being sacrificed far more often that it should. That thing is sleep. It can be incredibly tempting to think that you can squeeze everything in as long as you cut back on a couple of hours sleep, and even if you don’t want to, worrying about what you have to do can keep you up all night. However, going without sleep can be disastrous for your physical and mental wellbeing. With that in mind, here are some ways to make sure that you’re getting the sleep you need.
You’re never going to be able to get a decent night’s sleep if you can’t get comfortable. The first thing that you need to sort out is a mattress. Check out sites like ChooseMattress to help you find the best mattress for your needs. Not only that but you need to make sure that you’ve got a duvet that is perfect no matter what the temperature is like. There’s nothing worse than trying to get to sleep, but you’re either way too hot or way too cold!
Ditch the gadgets
We all love our gadgets, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Smartphones and computers are a fantastic way to learn, socialise, play games, and generally keep yourself entertained. However, one thing they are terrible for is getting a decent night’s sleep. If you’ve got the glare of a screen staring at you right before you go to sleep, that blue light is going to trick your brain into thinking that it’s daytime. Instead, read a book for a little while or do something relaxing like yoga before bed.. That way you can tire out your eyes and your body before you finally get off to sleep.
Wake up early
Not everyone’s a morning person but getting up a little earlier in the day really can be incredibly useful for helping you to get a decent night’s sleep. Waking up late is a) going to make you miss out of a large chunk of the day, and b) going to make it much harder to get off to sleep at a reasonable time. Get up with your alarm, ignore that tempting snooze button, and wake up at a decent time and you’ll be ready to drop off as soon as your head hits the pillow that evening.
Of course, the funny thing about trying to get more sleep is that the more you worry about it, the harder it is to do! Make sure that you try and stay as relaxed as possible and don’t let the idea of getting stuff done stress you out too much!
*This is a contributed post*