Hey everybody, I know you wouldn’t be here unless you can’t sleep at night. You’re one of those people who have trouble falling asleep or struggling with insomnia. Maybe you do fall asleep but you wake up in the middle of the night. Here are some tips you can use for overcoming sleep deprivation
In this two part series, I want to give you some sure fire tips and show you the exact steps you need to follow in order to get a better quality of sleep and to help you fall asleep fast.
Step number 1 to overcoming sleep deprivation. Change your diet!
Step number 1 to overcoming your sleep deprivation is to change your diet! Surprisingly for a lot of people their diets are keeping them from falling asleep! Before you go to bed you need to really drop your carbohydrate consumption. Why? It’s simple. If you’re consuming too many sugars and carbs your body is burning those. While it’s burning those carbohydrates, it’s difficult for your body to sleep. So lowering that sugar and carbohydrate intake before bed is important.
Next, get some good quality foods before you go to bed. A couple of good things to eat would be something like an avacado. An avacado is a great food that can actually help you fall asleep at night. Another one is some organic yogurt. So again avocado and organic yogurt are the best foods to help you sleep at night.
The reason they work is because those foods are high in magnesium and potassium. Both magnesium and potassium are 2 crucial nutrients you need to help relax the body and to help you fall asleep at night. It’s better to get those nutrients naturally from food rather than from supplements, but I won’t rule out supplements either. So once again, remember an avocado and yogurt are at the top of the list of foods you should eat in the evening. They will help you fall asleep at night.
Step 2 Overcoming Sleep Deprivation
The 2nd step you need to do to overcome insomnia is to reduce stress! For most people, along with diet this is the big thing that’s keeping you up at night. Your mind starts racing you keep thinking, and you can’t shut your brain off. There are several reasons for that. One is that as you watch TV up until the point that you go to bed. Right? Of course right!
That visual stimulus you’re watching constantly keeps you awake. This is because of the blue light emitting from the TV, but it doesn’t just include the TV. Besides the TV screen, it can also include your computer, your iPad, or your cell phone. That light is blue light which actually tells your brain that it actually needs to keep running. That keeps you from falling asleep at nigh.
So about 30 minutes at least ideally an hour but at least 30 minutes before you go to bed you should shut off all electronics and you need to start reading something that helps you relax. Or alternatively start working on a journal, or work on your upcoming schedule.
The best thing to do though, is to read a novel that you enjoy, or perhaps a devotional, your Bible or just something that helps you relax and wind down for at least 30 minutes before bed. Thar’s going to help to reduce the stress. It’s recommended that you start writing down those things that stress you out. Work on addressing those the best you can and then start scheduling things into the week that you love to do. It’s a proven fact that when you have that great day and have been happy all day it actually creates certain hormones and endorphins in your body that actually help you fall asleep at night. So actually having a good mood throughout the day can help improve your sleep at night.
This concludes part one of this article, be sure to check out part 2 for more tips you can use for overcoming sleep deprivation.