Going to bed and going to sleep are not always the same thing, sometimes this a good thing but often it is an irritant. Everybody has had those nights, where you lie there, tossing and turning, unable to get to sleep. Invariably, you have got something important on the next morning, which only makes things worse. Even when you do finally get to sleep, it never seems as recuperative as it should be. For most of us, that next day is going to be a rough one. There are a few simple things you can do to try and prevent those nights and to help get to sleep.
Get up as soon as you wake in the morning. No matter what wakes you up, an alarm clock, the kids, get up as soon as you wake. By dozing and drifting in and out of sleep, you encourage your body to drip-feed your energy and play havoc with your sleep cycle.
Try to get some exercise every day. If you work at a desk or have a sedentary job, you need to get out and move, every day. Even if it is only taking the stairs instead of the elevator, you should try to get as much physical exercise as possible each day.
Try to relax before you try to go to sleep. One of the best things you can do is to slowly wind down at the end of the evening. You could take a bath, read a book or meditate. Whatever helps you to relax. Try to do this every night, creating a routine so that it becomes part of your natural cycle.
You can use these tips to help you get to sleep. Ultimately, a better night’s sleep will make you feel much better about yourself.