Have a good night. Sleep like a baby. Sleeping well is critical to our well being and performance. Just not sleeping well for one night can blow your whole day. What causes poor sleep really depend on many factors like your state of mind, physical condition, diet, habits, environment, and what have you. But to be at your best, a great night’s sleep is certainly a must.
Why Have Enough Good Sleep?
Mental performance is improved with good sleep. Ask qualified doctors about all those endorphins and melatonins and all those hormones that get into good balance when you have enough restful sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to degraded mental alertness leading to poor performance, judgement and accidents.
Your moods can be allied to the quality of your restful or disturbed night. It’s a really a great part of your personal development to improve your life when you are always performing at your best. Imagine dozing off in the middle of a mega important seminar or meeting. How ambarrassing is that?
Sleep enough hours for you. Each person has different requirements. You wake up and don’t feel like getting up? Did you lack sleep or had too much? Over the space of a month monitor your sleep patterns. Some people need only less than four hours (this is unusual but that was me once). And others may want as much as 9 hours or more!
Best Method To Have A Better Night’s Sleep
I’l defer to my mentors and really agree with them. There were times when I would go to sleep and wake up full of fear though I do not know why. It took many moons of practice but I soon got it down where I could sleep like my children do when they were just babies. Aren’t they just adorable? Anyway, here are the steps I was taught to practice.
Intentionally meditate to settle down your active mind and body. Some people will simply drop off to sleep immediately in bed but many lay awake for hours. Meditation can help you settle your mind and bodily overactivity from the day. Then you can sleep better.
2) Meals Before Bedtime
I get the bloats in my middle if I go to bed directly after I eat. It used to happen because of my once slavery type life. In fact, I sleep much better if I have my dinner or supper about 2 hours before I go to bed. In my culture, we do eat more heavily at night. Vary this with yourself. If I go to sleep too long after I eat, I feel hungry and can’t sleep. Worse, I feel absolutely tired in the morning. Try your own intervals and find what works. (By the way, I’m still keeping very fit and trim).
3) Glass Of Water
After my meditation, I take a sip of water and intend for the answer to come to me about issues or questions during my day. It calms me down in the knowing that I will get the answer in the morning. If I wake up at night, I take another sip and repeat that. Waking in the morning, I will drink the rest of the water in the knowing that I will have my answer. Often, I already have it. That allows me to spring out of bed to accomplish it.
Knowing that I can go to bed happy, contented and accomplished the next day, allows me to go to sleep in confidence and feel relaxed all day. Worries melt away. It’s a perfect situation when I can sleep like a baby.