There’s a number of different things we can do to help our bodies get in a restful state which all beings with habits. As humans we are creates of habit; we sleep on the same side of the bed, we eat breakfast in the same chair and we usually watch tv on the same side of the couch, this is how we are programmed so instead of fighting good habits we may as well use this knowledge to our advantage.
Timing is important, it gives our bodies a chance to start shutting themselves down, so in the evening it’s a good idea to start developing a habit of starting to relax at the same time. A good book can put you in a relaxing state, burning incense, taking a warm bath and putting on relaxing music are all great ways to help your body start relaxing.
Tips to help you sleep better
- start getting your mind and body ready for bed at the same time of night
- take a warm bath
- listen to relaxing music
- read a good book (fiction)
- burn incense
What to avoid that will help you sleep better
- sugar or fatty foods
- loud music
- action/horror movies