I am perhaps the least likely of people to be writing a blog post on how to get a quality
night’s sleep. Having been an insufferable insomniac for the majority of my adulthood, the nights I truly sleep well, and awake refreshed and rested the next day, are few and far between.
So, I have tried to identify those things that seem to be working for me, and which seem to be contributing to a more restful sleep.
- Don’t allow the remains of the day to linger on your skin and teeth. Wash your face. Brush your teeth. The idea of clean skin and a fresh mouth not only relax my spirit, but also begin the restoration and rejuvenation processes. It also simply allows me some degree of closure to the day in a positive way.
- Think positive thoughts, and/or pray. These actions help me to re-connect with my spirit and my soul, and to communicate inwardly and outwardly. I reflect on the good things that occurred during the day, and on the possibilities of the future.
- Disconnect – literally. Turn off the lights. Turn off the technology. Shut it down. Go to sleep.
What other ideas do you have for a healthy nighttime routine?