Updated: Dec 1, 2021
I simply cannot emphasize enough on the importance of getting a full 8+ hours of sleep. This topic has already been briefly discussed on the previous blog ‘How To Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle’. There, we’ve constructed different age ranges that require different maximum sleep hours, as well as things that can interrupt you in getting those hours each night.
Today, we will take a deep dive into the specifics of what to do to ensure you get the best night’s sleep possible. Let’s jump in!
*0 - Try not to procrastinate:
This one is probably the worst tip I can possibly ever give you. Nevertheless, I’m still going to include it here since it’s a pretty crucial part of getting a good night’s sleep. Did you know that procrastination is most commonly a direct result of having low self-esteem, perfectionism, and fear? I can tell you right now that fear is often caused by stress or anxiety and can result in severe problems, such as tension of your muscles, joint pain, or just plain drowsiness. Therefore, to improve your alertness throughout the day (and to reduce procrastination), I encourage everyone to sleep their FULL recommended night schedule.
Now that that’s over, let me get right into discussing the more helpful tips!
Number one, before doing anything else, you need to build a consistent sleep schedule. It doesn’t sound like much, but I can verify that half of the people I meet have visibly heavy eyebags, or use a ton of concealer. Obviously, I have nothing against people who use gallons of makeup on their face to cover blemishes, but makeup does nothing if your overall aura emanates tiredness. Building a good, effective sleep schedule helps you to set a good chunk of time every night so that your body can focus on getting some rest and restoring any lacking nutrients.
The next step would simply be to put your schedule into use. Interestingly enough, I’ve found that this particular step is actually much harder to complete for many people, including myself. What I tend to find myself doing is planning out my complete schedule for a week, but never actually putting what I wrote into actions. To prevent this from happening, I’ve actually utilized modern technology (my phone) to enter in my day-to-day schedule and it automatically notifies me throughout the day to move on to the next task.
Finally, to complete this ‘scheduling’, you should sleep uninterrupted. For example, many students and adults alike are used to leaving their smart devices, such as phones, Ipads, tablets, and laptops, beside them while they rest. That’s okay, IF those devices are turned off, or at least muted. However, a large majority of individuals choose not to. Not only is the constant pinging sound of notifications distracting, but the blue light that shines from your screen can actually jolt you awake, thereby interrupting your sleep schedule.
Just remember, almost everything looks and feels better after a good night’s sleep.
⭐⭐⭐ Friendly reminder to join our 2021 Winter Club Fair for the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, win raffle prizes, AND get your daily sleep dosage in!