There's a huge difference between sleeping and resting. It's possible for you to go to sleep at night, but wake up feeling like a train ran over you. That's because your sleep wasn't restful.
Your goal is to sleep soundly when your head hits the pillow. If you're unable to achieve that, then it might help you to assess what you're doing – or not doing!
Try these steps to prepare yourself for quality rest each and every night:
Digest in advance
Late-night eating is often a precursor to sleepless nights! In order to eliminate its negative effect, try eating your last meal several hours before bedtime.
Dim lights and lower sounds
As you get closer to bedtime, it's a good idea to lessen unnatural light and intrusive sounds. Light and sound keep the mind constantly active. Then, your body tends to feel like it needs to stay awake because of all the activity stimulating the brain.
Unwind your mind
Relaxation is one of the key elements to a restful night’s sleep. Reserve time before bed to clear your mind. This makes the difference between sound sleeping and ongoing nightmares!
Embrace quiet time
Make an effort to lie in bed before falling asleep. Take a moment or two to listen to pure silence. That's the state you want to be in while you’re asleep.
You owe it to yourself to have a restful night's sleep. Your mind and body perform much better when you get sufficient rest. Once you commit to this routine, you'll be in a better position to rest well every single night.