Here’s How To Ensure Fabulous Sleep Each And Every Night No Matter How Busy You Are

Are you someone who keeps hitting the snooze button multiple times before waking up? Do you find yourself feeling tired and groggy whenever you wake up? Does it affect your focus at work?

Creating a healthy and fulfilling life begins with ensuring balance and consistency in your sleep cycle.Over the years, I’ve worked with Chief Executives, Entrepreneurs and various other extremely busy people. Almost all of them – when they came to me felt extremely stressed and were on the verge of a complete burn out.

When I began to dig deeper into their lives, I noticed one commonality which was causing all the stress – their disturbed sleep patterns.

If you’re susceptible to distractions, suffer from memory issues, mood swings and have difficulty focussing on the essentials, it’s very likely that your sleep patterns are disturbed. When it comes to sleep, it’s important to go to bed and wake up consistently at the same times… no matter how busy or demanding your career is.

With that said, here are a few keys to ensure that you get fabulous sleep each and every night…

Get rid of tech toys from the bedroom:

In order to ensure that you get peaceful sleep each and every night, it’s very important that you keep away all of the tech-toys from your bedroom.One of the main problems with being connected with tech-toys in your bedroom is that over a period of time, your mind begins to associate the bedroom with productivity and work and not relaxation.

So after a while, even if you consciously try to sleep, your subconscious mind will be conditioned to look out for any new emails or updates – thereby keeping you awake (or waking you up at different times in the night). … and the best way to handle this problem is to keep all of your tech toys away from the bedroom.

Spend the last half hour before bedtime for reading:

Another thing I’ve noticed with many people is that they tend to watch television before bed in the night… and that too with a horrible posture. Proper head and neck alignment is essential for a good night’s sleep. Apart from posture issues, the bright screen light from the television will jolt you awake every now and then and affect your sleep even further.

Let’s face it… Isn’t your sleep, productivity and success far more important than the Wimbledon or the Football World Cup? If yes, remove the TV set from your bedroom and maybe consider recording the matches and watch them later. Make sure that you replace your night-time television with something productive – such as reading a book for 30 minutes.

You can choose from fiction or non-fiction. But I’d recommend non-fiction because it will make you fall asleep faster. Fiction, on the other hand, can glue you in after a bit of reading.

Set a realistic alarm time:

If you’re someone that keeps hitting the snooze button several times before you actually wake up, it’s high time that you reflect back and make some changes. Every time the alarm clock wakes you up and you hit the snooze button for a few more minutes of shut-eye, it doesn’t do you much good.

When it comes to sleep, it’s important that you enjoy deep relaxing sleep. And you can’t have deep relaxing sleep if there’s an alarm ringing at you every 5 – 10 minutes or so. It is annoying and is actually counter-productive.And the best way I approach this situation with my clients is to ask them to sleep without the alarm clock for a couple of days and get their internal body clock working.

I encourage them to go to bed at the same time for three nights at a row (usually Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and by Monday, they find themselves naturally waking up at the appropriate time without an alarm.Adequate and consistent sleep each and every night will help you start your day on an awesome note. So make sure that you take the steps to inculcate this important habit.

If you’ve found yourself struggling to regulate your own sleep cycle and do not want to be chained for a lifelong course of medication, I’m here for you. Just go here to sign up for a complimentary strategy session with me:

Yours Sincerely,

Satish Rao

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