It can sometimes be a challenge to get a good night’s rest on a consistent basis. Here are some ways to help you in achieving that goal.
Shower or bathe before going to bed – Doing something like this gets you into a more relaxed frame of mind and prepares you for enjoyable slumber for several hours at a time.
Body lotion – Don’t forget to rub yourself down with a lotion of some kind. The massaging effect alone gets you in a mindset of sleep. You might want to use something unscented or lightly scented. Too much fragrance might be a distraction.
Leave problems out the bedroom – You don’t want to bring your problems to bed with you. This should be a time of getting much-needed rest and rejuvenation to prepare for the next day. Bringing problems to bed will only hinder that process.
Music – Play something soothing and tranquil. Sounds from nature will often put you in a calm demeanor thus allowing you to fall into a restful sleep.
Avoid drinks – Try to avoid drinks with caffeine in them before retiring for the evening. This would include coffee and soda pop. Limit your water intake too as it may result in repeated trips to the bathroom.
Avoid eating – Try not to eat too late before going to bed. Aside from the possibility of a full stomach, your food may not be fully digested. It can be quite uncomfortable.
Exercise – It has been said that regular exercise can help you to get a good night’s rest. You don’t want to do it too close to bedtime because you will have too much energy to be able to fall right off to sleep or in a reasonably good time. Of course exercise is good for your overall health.
De-clutter – Your sleep environment should be free of clutter. Too much of it will deprive you of a good night’s rest. You want an area that is inviting and cozy.
Meditate – Focus on something positive before going to bed. All problems cannot always be immediately solved. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of a good rest because you are trying to figure out something that may not necessarily have a quick solution.
Pray – Spend a few moments in prayer by thanking God for another day and asking for His protection over you throughout the night.
Read – Choose a good book to read that will get you in a mood for sleep. It could even be a magazine. Read some verses from the Bible that gives you a sense of peace.
Conclusion: Hopefully these tips will help you to be refreshed after a good night’s rest.
Personal experience and suggestions