Trouble with sleeping? Here’s how to sleep like a child

Have you ever seen how a child relates with sleeping? Have you ever seen a child sleep? It’s like there is no care in the world in their young minds so they sleep soundly without interruption. I always envy little children because as an adult, I have a lot of things in my mind that there are times when it’s really difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

I know you also feel the same way. There are always those times when you just want to forget about the things that bother you, be it at home, work, or in your business, and just sleep without any thing in your mind. So here are a few tips on how you could do just that:

  • Get better bedding

Your beddings and your bed also contribute to whether you get enough sleep or not. Find something that keeps you comfortable. People always go for the warm and cuddly bed. Soft covers and mattresses also help in making you feel better once you lie down. The pillow is also an important part of the whole system. Choose a pillow that’s soft and promotes proper neck positioning. You wouldn’t want to get a stiff neck when you wake up.

  • Take advantage of power naps

Since you’re so busy throughout the day, why not take some time in between tasks and take advantage of power naps: 10 mins of short sleep enough to make your body and mind rested. The more you feel rested, the more you’d be able to clear your mind.

  • Use your alarm clock less

Don’t rely too much on your alarm clock. Why not practice waking up using your body clock? Yes, the human body is so amazing that when done with consistency, your body will wake up at the exact time of the day. Sometimes alarm clocks help only if there are things that you need to work on and you need more time. But they also disrupt your body’s ability to wake itself up.

  • Drink warm milk

Milk is a very nutritious drink and most babies and little children drink it like there’s no tomorrow. Your parents have always advised you to drink it up before going to sleep because they say that it helps you to sleep better. And they’re right. Especially when you drink warm milk before sleeping. When milk is heated, it produces something that soothes the muscles and encourages the sleep hormone to flow into your system. That’s why it’s good to drink that warm milk up before going to bed.

  • Change the arrangement of your bedroom

Sometimes your body seeks something new so that it will feel more at ease—especially if the positioning of the furniture and your bed is a bit off. Or maybe your emotional side is just asking for some changes in your environment. And because your bedroom is the most familiar place in your house, so you neglect it most of the time. So I suggest you take some time to really give your bedroom a make-over.

Your thoughts

What about you? What do you think? Are you having problems with sleeping? How do deal with it? What would you like to share? What did we miss?

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Stephen NellasStephen is part of the Software Jewel team, the company behind Clutterpad and BiP. He's also a regular author for BiP.View all posts by Stephen Nellas →