Our day to day life has so many distractions – and it’s hard to keep those from letting us get the much needed rest we need to make it through the day. These seven simple adjustments will help you to get the perfect night’s rest.
1. Make Your Bed in the Morning
This first tip starts right after you wake up. As annoying as it is to do, sliding into a cool, clean bed at night is the best way to get your mind in gear for slumber.
2. Put All Your Clothes Away—Clean and Dirty
Toss that heaping pile of dirty laundry into the hamper and put your freshly washed clothing neatly folded in your dresser or hung in your closet. Having less mess surrounding you should help to quiet your brain.
3. Cover Up Your TV
If your TV is on, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll miss your planned bedtime. If you’ve got one in your bedroom, cover it with a DIY screen so that you’ll be less tempted.
4. Charge Your Phone Outside Your Bedroom
Using your phone as part of your bedtime routine isn’t only distracting you from sleep, it’s actually delaying your body’s ability to shut down. So, before going into your bedroom, plug it into a charger and put it away for the night.
5. Keep a Pad and Pencil on the Nightstand
Instead of spending the whole night trying to push away all those nagging thoughts about everything you didn’t get done during the day, squash your anxiety by keeping a pad of paper on your nightstand. Every time a worry creeps in, jot it down and get back to sleep.
6. Keep Your Bed Clutter-Free
There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning when you’re surrounded by stray throw pillows, clothes, or other clutter. In order to really get comfortable, clear everything away, so that you’re left with plenty of space to roll, turn, and get cozy.
7. Organize Dresser Tops and Nightstands
Cleanliness helps to relax your mind, but even more relevant is that, putting away possible distractions like extra books or electronics will limit what you can do while you’re sitting in bed. Instead of fidgeting or getting involved in other things, you’ll be better able to relax and ease yourself to sleep.