1. Plan On A Good Nights Sleep
This might sound obvious, but when was the last time you actually planned to have a great sleep? If you are like most of us, probably never.
However, isn’t good planning a key part of success in everything else you have done well? This article discusses a series of scientifically proven steps to help you meet your goal of a good nights sleep.
The first and probably most important component of getting a good nights sleep is to create a time buffer that allows you to power down. This helps you create calm during your hour before bed with a hot bath or whatever helps you unwind. Many of us are busy and race right into TV or a glass of wine.
However, if you plan on having a great nights sleep, make sure to plan on giving yourself this buffer zone where you start to relax. The science proves this as well. A study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, showed older people who dozed off to soothing music had significantly better sleep quality that cumulatively improved over time.
2. Get The Gadgets Out Of The Bedroom
This also sounds obvious, but light and noise can inhibit sleep. A study in the Journal of Sleep Research, for instance, showed that bedroom computers and cell phones contribute to poor sleep habits. Keep the room you sleep in at a cool temperature, invest in a good pillow and mattress, wear earplugs and an eye mask, and use an ambient-noise machine if you need it.
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