If youВ are one of those who has a problem to getВ a good nightвЂ™s sleep, the truth is: the key to getting good sleep is to prepare for it. Typically, your body doesn’tВ want to go from sixty to zero, it want to cool down, calm down, and prepare itself for sleep. That’s whyВ you get the chance to sleep those magical 8 hours, but it takes hours to actually fall asleep.
In this article, we present 4 tips to get your body ready to be rested:
Hot ShowerВ orВ bath
Warm shower or bath naturally raises metabolism. As a result of that,В your body focuses on regulating your body temperature by slowing down. This can help to relax your body. It’s recommend to do thisВ 30 minutes before bed.
Essential oils have the power to naturally relax your body. It can be usedВ with a hot bath. These simple oils have been used for centuries for relaxation. The more aromatic the oil, like almond, coconut, lavender, or even just baby oil вЂ“ the better.
It’s also important to get trulyВ comfortable before bed.В Whether you sleep clothed or nude, there are always ways to get your body ready for sleep like brushing your hair, slipping int0 you favorite old t-shirt, or putting on clean boxers. You shouldВ affordВ 30 minute period of time before bed, to prepare you and your environment, likeВ sleeping temperature of your room.В Setting the thermostat right before you crawl in bed just means there will be a period of time that you are not comfortable while the room adjusts.
MeditationВ or music
Some of us areВ listening to audiobooks before bed or watching tv, which we don’tВ recommend this because thatВ required too much brain engagement.В Your best bet for pre-bedtime relaxation is meditation or music. Go with something light, simple, and smooth.