World Sleep Day: 4 Ways to Get More Sleep
On March 13 it is World Sleep Day 2020 (#worldsleep). If you are one of the people who are wondering just why this social media holiday is important, I feel you. While so many of the holidays celebrated on Instagram and Twitter don't seem extremely relevant, it's sometimes a remember about the simple things of life. Honestly, it is important to get more sleep, especially since the world is moving so fast. If you are looking for more sleep, you aren't alone either. Many people want more ways to get some much needed rest.
4 Ways to Get More Sleep: Celebrate World Sleep Day
More Sleep Every Night? Create Positive Habits
If you are looking for a quick remember, there are four simple ways to get more sleep. Yep, common sense ideas easy to implement and the whole family could be part of the nightly practice. All of the ways are simple habits and totally worthy of your time.
Pick a Bedtime (and Stick to it)
Going to bed at the same time every night isn't easy. I know my body doesn't always appreciate the idea, but it's relevant to sleeping well. Creating a habit of going to bed about the same time nightly also trains your body to get much needed sleep.
Meditate to Relax Your Body and Mind
Meditation is a perfect way to relax your body and mind as you get ready for bed. While some people might be leery of this idea, there is no reason to think you have to be a perfect to make this work. It could simply be a quiet place or a way to relax and wipe all the worries of the day. It's totally possible that petting the dog could help you meditate and find a quiet place.
Enjoy Reading Before Bedtime
Getting your mind off the day events might be hard. Ever consider picking up a book to focus on something else? If you find enjoyment reading before bedtime, you might be surprised at how much easier it is to sleep. This simple engagement allows you to relax and focus on something other than your immediate concerns.
Limit What You Eat and Drink Before Bedtime
If you avoid caffeine, alcohol and heavy foods before bedtime, you will get to sleep faster. This allows your body to relax and you won't be thinking about food either.
In Conclusion: Review Your Sleeping Habits
When you think about World Sleep Day, it's probably not a holiday you'd run down to the store and buy a gift, but a great reminder to reflect on your sleeping habits. Reviewing those habits, are definitely worthy of consideration to get a great night's sleep.