Going to bed stressed won’t help you fall asleep. If anything, being stressed leads to insomnia and a horrible nights sleep. Doing what you can to reduce or eliminate stress before bed can make a difference. Activities like journaling before bedtime and having a bedtime routine can help, but there are other ways to reduce stress so you can sleep better too.
Top tips that help you stress less
Stress comes from every angle in life. From work woes to family dysfunction to generalized worry, they all add up and equal significant reasons to stress. Here are some tips that will help you stress less.
Top Tip: Take action – A lot of stress comes from failure to act on important issues. Whether it be procrastination, avoidance, or being downright lazy, failure to handle life’s issues can cause stress. Learn to take action and mark things off your to do list so you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.
Top Tip: Learn to let it go – Disney hit a nerve with the hit song Let it Go. Learning to let go of what you can’t control helps reduce stress. Giving up the need to control and stopping the worrisome fretting over things you can’t control will reduce a significant amount of stress.
Top Tip: Take things one day at a time – There’s only so much you can do in a day. When you end your day accept what you’ve accomplished and be proud. Set your worries aside knowing tomorrow will take care of itself. Learning to compartmentalize your fears, anxieties, and worries day by day can help you face each day as it comes and rest each night when the day is through.
Top tips that create better sleep
Doing what you can to stress less will help you go to bed prepared to sleep. Here are some tips that can help you sleep better each and every night.
Top Tip: Create an oasis in your bedroom – Your room should feel like a getaway from the world. Create an environment where you can’t help but feel relaxed and refreshed. Your bed should be comfortable, you bedding should feel luxurious, and the temperature should be ambient. Create an environment where you are comfortable and relaxed and you’ll fall asleep and stay asleep with ease.
Top Tip: Use sound to help you sleep – Some people enjoy sound when they sleep. White noise can help you achieve deeper sleep if you tend to be a light sleeper. Having a fan or white noise machine can help. There are also apps that can create ambient noises like the jungle, winter storms, or sounds of a coffee house to help lull you and keep you asleep.
Top Tip: Weighted blankets – People who suffer from anxiety and stress can find relief with weighted blankets. These offer an in-home version of deep pressure therapy and offer relief and deeper sleep. Blankets come in a variety of sizes and weights and are great for children and adults.
Getting a great night’s rest is easier when you get a handle on stress and create an environment conducive to sleep. Combat the stress mindset before going to bed and make sure your room is designed for optimal rest. The two tactics go hand in hand and can greatly improve your ability to sleep, even when you’re living with a great deal of stress.
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