4 Shut-Eye Strategies to Achieve a Good Night’s Sleep #IC

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Last month you may remember the post 5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep, this is a new post in addition to that! It’s difficult to unwind for many at the end of a long day, and it’s so important to get a full night’s sleep. A full night’s sleep helps us function the next day, it will effect your mood, attitude, and just over all your whole next day. Being a mom, I know how important it is for me to get a full night’s sleep for myself and my whole family. If I don’t sleep, it usually rubs off on my family. We all know how that turns out.

The statistics show that nearly 4 million Americans suffering from insomnia, which is the ability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. On average, 72% of Americans miss almost three weeks of sleep per year, which is a total of 470 hours! YIKES!

We have school starting here, right around the corner, and I know how important it’s going to be for us all have to have a good night’s sleep.

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I have 4 Shut-Eye Strategies to help achieve a good night’s sleep:

1- Get Active Early – Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t just start when the sun sets. Exercising early in the day can strengthen your circadian rhythm, helping to bring on sleepiness at night.

2- Get Comfortable – Remind your body that it’s time to wind down. RELAX! Relaxing activities, like taking a warm bath, can help transition you from daytime to bedtime.

3- Sign Off – Put away your electronic devices one hour before you head to bed. LED lights from mobile phones and tablets can activate the brain, keeping you from falling and staying asleep at night.

4- Go Dark – Block out the light. Light and darkness are natural reminders that tell your body when it’s time to rest. Light during the night can send messages to the brain telling you to “wake up!” before you’re ready.

I don’t know about you, but my biggest struggle is social media and the computer or my cell phone. I have made this a nightly ritual to make sure that I sign off from my phone, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, at least an hour to hour and a half before bed time. Being a blogger, I’m ALWAYS connected and it’s hard for me to disconnect sometimes, but I find it’s the number one thing that keeps me up later and later. I’m going to continue with this and let you know in another blog post how it pans out for me. You should try it too!

To do more research about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep and to not become another statistic, visit Wanttosleepmore.com.

Do you have any tips for a good night’s sleep? How to get to sleep and to stay asleep?

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Comments

  1. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I really suffer from insomnia. This article has been so helpful. It is nice to know that 72% of the population suffers with this. I am not alone. Thank you for sharing

  2. I have to keep my bedroom totally dark. I put up a black blind and my husband cut out a piece of foam, or something, that fits in the window over the blind so that no light gets in. It sounds tacky, but can not be seen from the outside window.

  3. No t.v is a tough one…..been hooked since my dad bought one for my room at 14.

  4. These are all great tips that always try and follow every day, although it can be hard with 3 small kids. I especially find it a lot easier to fall asleep when I exercise that day, that’s a great one.

  5. very great ideas, i usually have my t.v. going in my bedroom when i try to o to sleep

  6. Maria Montero says:

    Great ideas I definitely needed this.

  7. These are all great tips for getting a good night’s sleep. One tip that I have is don’t do anything in your bed but sleep, don’t read or watch TV or go online. This will condition your body to know that when you get into bed it’s time to sleep.

  8. My problem is turning off electronic devices too. I try to turn them off an hour before bed but it’s a struggle. One thing that helps me sleep is making the room cold.

  9. Christina Strapp Lambert says:

    Thank you for the tips. I have been having a really hard time sleeping at night. My biggest problem is when I lay down to go to sleep is when I start stressing and thinking of everything that needs to be done.

  10. Different things work for different people. My husband wants no television on when He’s trying to fall asleep. I have to have it on.

  11. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I have been trying these tips and they have helped. I often have a hard time sleeping at night and this has made a difference. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. Edna Williams says:

    I especially needed these! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These suggestions really work. I usually have a hard time falling to sleep. I have been giving these tips a try and they have helped me. Thank you for sharing

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