How to fall asleep peacefully to get up feeling fresh and productive the next day
“It’s 12 am and you’ve reluctantly gone to bed. You toss and turn for a while, trying to sleep. After what seems like hours you turn to check your phone to see the time it’s just 12: 05 am!”
“You’ve hit the bed early only to wake up in the middle of the night. Now it’s impossible to sleep again so you start youtube-ing. Before you know it, it’s time to wake up.”
“You’ve gone to bed but you can’t seem to stop thinking about your future, your plans, your next big/current big project, that argument with someone, or how weirdly GOT ended! So, you take your phone and start google-ing or youtube-ing hoping to kill time till you feel sleepy. Resulting in a very sleepy and tiring start to the next day.”
As a result, you wake up either late or early but feel lazy, with a body pain, can’t keep your eyes open, your brain seems to have stopped thinking and you know it’s going to be a long tiring day!
Any of this sounds similar to you or your pattern?
Yep! It can get very annoying. In fact, lack of sleep is one of the reasons of procrastination and aggression and in many cases even the feeling of constantly staying confused.
Sleep is certainly not over-rated. Yet most of us seem to forget the importance of sleep and just can’t seem to get enough sleep eventually feeling restless, cranky, tired and lazy to say the least. Trust me “the getting some good shut-eye” is not just wishful thinking it’s definitely possible. It may take some time and practice for you but if you allow yourself to be consistent, I can personally vouch for a pleasant experience while sleeping and waking up.
Ready? Let’s dive into it.
So, first’s first,
Why is it so important that we get enough sleep?
During the day our mind, our brain tends to accumulate a lot of toxin. Each night when we go to bed our mind goes through a cleanse where it releases all these toxins from our minds. When these toxins are not completely cleaned due to lack of sleep or not enough sleep these toxins later seem to create a lot of health issues such as irritable moods, anger, unable to think clearly, and so on and so forth. Safe to say that lack of sleep slowly leads to brain damage.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this personally as well.
Situation 1 - Have you ever gone to sleep early and had a good 8 hours of sleep woken up feeling fresh and happy and experienced quite a pleasant day?
Situation 2 - Have you slept barely for 3 – 4 hours. Woken up feeling extremely annoyed and angry and you find yourself all over the place. Nothing in that day seems to go well and you it’s been a dreadful day.
Can you resonate with either of these situations? Which one did you think worked well for you? And which one was a total disaster?
Why do you experience lack of sleep?
It’s not something we intentionally do to ourselves, right? Lack of sleep or insomnia is caused by many reasons – personal problems, work problems, intoxication, lifestyle habits that don’t work well for your mind or body, just to name a few reasons why we experience lack of sleep or insomnia.
I faced it due to a lot of personal problems and my lifestyle habits that didn’t favour me. Eventually this lack of sleep started causing a lot of stress in me, a lot of anxiety, sometimes paranoia that everything is working against me, hormonal problems, anger and irritation, always staying on edge. These were a few reactions I personally faced. But research shows, these are also general reactions that most people tend to face when they experie