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Help! I Can't Sleep... Tips on How to Get a Deep Sleep

November 18, 2016

Help! I Can't Sleep... Tips on How to Get a Deep Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is simply the best! You wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the day... maybe even... take on the world!

Getting a bad night's sleep on the other hand, simply sucks.

Poopy sleep leads to having bags under your eyes, feeling like a sleepyhead, getting irritated easily, over caffeinating yourself... the list goes on. And unfortunately there are a lot of things that can mess with your dream flow at night... stuff like, stress from work, friend or relationship drama, health issues, etc, etc, etc. We know, life happens.

So what are some of the things we can do to help ourselves get a good night's sleep?

Check out these simple tips on how to get a deep sleep from the Mayo Clinic -

  1. Stick to a Sleep Schedule - Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends, holidays and days off. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep at night.
  2. Pay Attention to What you Eat & Drink - Don't go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Your discomfort might keep you up. Also limit how much you drink before bed, to prevent disruptive middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet.
  3. Create a Bedtime Ritual - Do the same things each night to tell your body it's time to wind down. This might include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or listening to soothing music — preferably with the lights dimmed. Relaxing activities can promote better sleep by easing the transition between wakefulness and drowsiness.
  4. Get Comfortable - Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.
  5. Limit Daytime Naps - Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep — especially if you're struggling with insomnia or poor sleep quality at night. If you choose to nap during the day, limit yourself to about 10 to 30 minutes and make it during the mid afternoon.
  6. Include Physical Activity in your Daily Routine - Regular physical activity can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. Timing is important, though. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep. If this seems to be an issue for you, exercise earlier in the day.
  7. Manage Stress - When you have too much to do — and too much to think about — your sleep is likely to suffer. To help restore peace, consider healthy ways to manage stress. Start with the basics, such as getting organized, setting priorities and delegating tasks. Give yourself permission to take a break when you need one. Share a good laugh with an old friend. Before bed, jot down what's on your mind and then set it aside for tomorrow.

Obviously, their list is pretty on point, but there are a few other spiritual wellness things that we'd like to recommend -

Dreamcatchers - Don’t be tormented by bad dreams or nightmares! Grab a dreamcatcher and say “Adios” to bad dreams/juju trying to come at you overnight. Dreamcatchers are spiritual tools used to filter your dreams as you sleep. Hang it over your bed and then let it do it’s magic! Good dreams will glide down the feathers and on to you and bad dreams will get caught in the web.

We have three different dreamcatchers available so you can pick out the one that best suits your vibe. Check them out here!

Dream Spray - This dream spray is made of 100% all natural essential oils, so it really is ideal for good night’s sleep! Just spritz it onto your pillow before bed to help recall insightful information about your dreams and have a pleasant, well-rested sleep. Sounds lovely, but what's in it? Cedarwood, Lavender, & Mugwort essential oils. Quite the combo. Grab a bottle here!

Journaling - This tip was slightly mentioned above, but we wanted to expand on it. Setting aside time to write or draw can be a major outlet for processing emotions, increasing self-awareness, and sparking creativity, so try to create a bit of me time before bed and let the pen flow. Click on the journals to check ours out. 

We hope these tips help you on your mission to sleepy, dreamy nights. With life always being so busy & crazy, getting a good night's sleep is the least we can do for our mind, body, & soul!

Did any of these tips work for you? Let us know at hello@sparklerockpop.com ✨ 

 

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