Many of us don’t get the quality of sleep we need. We end up feeling grumpy and groggy. Furthermore, our brain doesn’t function as well as it could. When our brain is not functioning well, there is no way we can work at our best.
How you feel throughout the day often is based on how well you sleep. Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in the quality of our life.
Build a sleep schedule
A regular sleep routine keeps your biological clock steady so you sleep better. Out of all the sleep tips out there, this is the one to make sure you incorporate in your life.
Pick a bedtime and wake-up time and stick to them as much as you can. Life will definitely interfere from time to time, but try not to veer too much off of your routine.
It will take time and commitment to adapt to your knew sleep routine. I suggest going to bed fifteen minutes earlier than you normally have until you have reached your set bedtime.
Do you crawl into bed with worries? From past experiences you know your mind’s constant thinking keeps you up and destroys your sleep. Thus, ruining the next day.
Luckily! There is a solution to this. And it is meditation. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on your breathing and bringing your mind to the present. This helps reduce all those thoughts racing through your mind or any stresses you may have. By meditating you will find your self in a very worry-free and relaxed state of living.
I suggest you meditate for around twenty minutes. It is totally up to you however and you will benefit from any amount of meditation. Meditation is a practice, so I urge you to make meditation part of your daily routine.
Go to bed with a sleep-inducing scent
Many sleep-inducing scents have a sedative effect on the body which is both relaxing and calming, thus helping you fall asleep better.
Here are five great Scents for helping you fall asleep:
- Lavender: Lavender has been recognized as an effective scent to help you fall asleep. It has long been the most popular soothing fragrance. It has been used in soaps to perfume’s.
- Chamomile: Chamomile is most notably known for it’s ability to reduce stress and relax the mind. It is found in many teas and essential oils.
- Jasmine: Research has confirmed the long time belief that jasmine oil is a powerful relaxant. The aroma of jasmine is has a pleasing and uplifting effect and actively fights depression.
- Sandalwood: Sandalwood is both a relaxant and sedative. It relaxes nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Over the centuries sandalwood has reserved a place of respect in many civilization’s and religions around the world.
- Rose: Just a sniff of rose pedal is thought to soothe the nerves and calm the body. Rose can act as a tonic to relieve symptoms of depression.