Sleep is something that my family struggles with, so I want to spend a few day talking to you guys about the importance of sleep and how to get better sleep. One way to get great sleep is to make sure that when you are in bed that you are relaxing and shutting down for the night.
What is Keeping You Awake?
People who struggle to fall asleep, like my son especially, every night are all too familiar with the feelings of aggravation and irritation that arise when they just can’t doze off. This irritation makes it all the more difficult for the body to relax and get some shut-eye. And the next day they are still very irritable.
In some cases, falling asleep may not be the problem but sleeping soundly is. This is what affects my husband. He can not stay asleep. You may wake up several times a night or your sleep is fitful and restless. You wake up drained and exhausted despite sleeping. I’ve been having this problem lately too.
Your Bedroom Is For Sleeping
Do not watch TV in your bedroom or treat it like a home office. You should not be on your cell phone either. There are many people who sit on their beds and work on their laptops. They then wonder why they can’t sleep. It’s proven that while you are in bed the glow of a phone or a computer screen keeps your mind active and keeps you from being able to relax.
photo cred: Andrew Neel
Only go to your bedroom when you need to sleep. Your mind will associate your bedroom with sleep and will automatically start to unwind and get ready for bed when you step into it.
This is just one small thing you can do to help yourself learn how to sleep well in your bedroom. Having a great mattress is another way to get good sleep.