You might already (kinda) know that good sleep is important – but you might not know exactly why – and how to get it.
But pretty much every human on this planet has banked countless hours in bed, tossing and turning in a sleepless state – then waking up the next day feeling groggy and out of sorts.
As babies we didn’t have sleep issues. We were able to sleep roughly 16 hours a day – on many days.
Yet it’s true that as we get older sleep gets harder to do. In fact, sleep can often feel like something of a scheduling conflict – especially if we have a family and a career to run.
No worries – I’m here to help! If you’re new to my work, I’m a bestselling author and happiness research geek – who also studied to be a yoga and meditation teacher. I’m passionate about helping people to develop relaxation habits which reduce stress and improve sleep.
In this article I will be sharing some quick and helpful background on why good sleep is so important – as well as effective tips for a better night sleep.
We cannot simply choose ‘not’ to get it. Different people require different amounts of sleep. Some people may be able to function on six hours depending on their genetics. Others may need nine hours.
But what’s invariable is the fact that we NEED sleep no matter what!
Without enough sleep, we become hollow husks of people who find their mental and physical health to be severely hampered.
For this reason, it’s a great idea to not only improve how long you sleep, but also improve the quality of your sleep. Basically, six hours of solid sleep is better than nine hours of tossing, turning, waking up, and looking at one’s phone.
In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of good sleep and how to get it:
How well you sleep defines how well you wake up, which defines how good you feel and how productive or relaxed you are during the day.
It’s a great idea to focus on how your sleep contributes to your morning schedule.
For instance…it’s important to get 7-9 hours of sleep is essential for every adult. But it’s also important to wake up to a tidy room, in a ventilated space, with the ability to take a few lungfuls of fresh air.
Meaning? You must make sure your bedroom is comfortable. This might involve the use of memory foam pillows, or a lighter tog duvet during the summer months so you don’t have to overheat. And of course, it’s always nice to have a little journal at the side of the bed so you can jot down your thoughts upon waking up.
You can influence how much sleep you get and the quality of it. Going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time each morning can have a tremendously powerful benefit on how well you sleep and what that means. Getting regular exercise will also greatly improve how well you sleep. And so does limiting caffeine (or cutting it out entirely). Additionally, if you’re struggling to fall asleep, you can find real benefit from using CBN Capsules.
Lost sleep is hard to catch up on, according to Matthew Walker of ‘Why We Sleep.’ This is because we need a full sleep cycle in a continuous sense for us to properly enter REM sleep, the deepest of sleeps, where most of the healing and brain activity takes place.
You can catch up on sleep to alleviate your drowsiness by taking a nap.
But if you lose four hours one night, taking another four hours a few days later in the midst of the day won’t resolve that.
This is why it’s important to do your best to get enough sleep and make sure that your life is arranged in a manner conducive to this.
Of course, those with children are probably laughing at that point right now, because sometimes, sleep is such a hard to get commodity. Don’t be disheartened, as trying to catch up on sleep is better than no sleep at all.
With this in mind, another helpful idea is to explore investing in an air purifier so that the intense pollution of a city doesn’t invade your bedroom. Plus you might want to invest in memory foam earplugs to block out the noisy world outside. Plus, of course you can also do calming breathing exercises before bedtime.
With all this advice, you’ll certainly see why good sleep is so important to prioritize, and how to pursue that restful sleep properly.
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