One of the most disturbed biological patterns is the disruption of sleep. If we get too little or too much, we are affected mentally, emotionally and physically. Agitation, irritability, and anxiety can be consequences of poor sleeping patterns. The sleep prior to midnight is even more beneficial.
A few suggestions that might help:
*Follow a routine. Include exercise and physicial activity in your day.
*A warm shower or bath can be very relaxing prior to bedtime.
*Music, relaxation exercises, meditation, restful tapes, fountains.
*Fall asleep in a dark, quiet room.
*Avoid excessive daytime boredom
*Effective stress management.
*Do not try to force falling asleep. If you cannot sleep, get up and do something peaceful. Then go back to bed.
*Take time to unwind. Trying to sleep after exercise or a flurry of activity will not help you sleep.
*If you have a lot on your mind, take time to write the worries out before you go to bed in an effort to let them go for the night.
*Avoid caffeine several hours prior to bedtime.
*Music, Relaxation exercises, Meditation, Fountains (sound of water) can be helpful.
Our sleep is important and has a direct impact on our outlook on life.
I do best with the routine of 11 pm - 6 am.
Do you have something to add to this list? What is helpful to you? What is not working? Love your comments!