Sleep is essential for the body to function properly, as it helps cells to regenerate and gives the body the downtime it needs to keep the system in balance for another day. However, many people choose to live the “vamp” life, surfing the internet at late hours or ditching sleep to stay in the grind towards success. Many equate not sleeping to being successful, but sacrificing sleep can take a negative toll on the body and mind overtime. If falling asleep is something that is an issue for you, use the following tips to get the shut eye you so deserve.
1. Wear an eye mask.
Eye masks can help to block out light or other distracting elements in an environment that disturb the ability to sleep. There are several types of eye masks on the market that include designs made from silk, goggles that create a calming atmosphere, even hemp-based eye masks filled with herbs or essential oils that are known to sooth the senses and lull one to a peaceful slumber.
2. Meditate before bed.
Meditation helps to quiet the mind and the chatter that collects there during the day. This form of deep thought can be performed sitting or lying down. By concentrating on the breath and focusing on emptying the mind, the body will soon follow into a state of relaxation allowing you to fall asleep with ease. With the eyes closed and the body relaxed, focus on the breathing patterns of your body and feel the breath as it enters and exits. This is the start to great meditation.
3. Silence phones and tablets.
Cell phones and smart tablets have bells, whistles and lights that can startle and keep the mind focused on social media and other happenings online that further deters sleep. Silence these devices and place them face down to avoid this type of disturbance. Alarm clocks should not be affected by the silencing.