6 Sleep Secrets To Boost Your Energy

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Nothing increases productivity better than a good night’s rest. Getting enough of precious dream-watching hours is a key to looking great, feeling great and being ready to conquer. With these little tricks, you can rest assured that you feel energized and rejuvenated every day.

Stick to a schedule.

During a busy week, you might feel tempted to cut down on your nighttime rest and then sleep in on the weekend. Unless you want to find yourself hitting that “snooze” button on Monday morning, don’t do it. Instead, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time, even during you days off. This will keep your biological clock intact and help you wake up well-rested.

Keep stress out of the bedroom.

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary of calmness. Keep anything that causes you anxiety – or too much excitement – out of the room. Unfinished reports, laptops with unread e-mails, TVs, and any guilt-inducing to-do lists have to go out of your sight (and mind).

Exercise.

A good workout will not only keep you toned but will also make you sleep like a baby. Rigorous activities are perfect for boosting your energy during the daytime (and making sure that you are tired at night), while an evening yoga or stretching session will help you unplug and calm your thoughts.

Turn the lights down.

Naturally, bright light keeps us awake. This is why basking in the morning sunshine is a great idea, but staring at your phone before bedtime – not so much. Keep the light in your bedroom romantically dim and stay away from screens for at least an hour before bed.

Use your bed only for what it’s there for.

Multipurpose furniture is great, but when it comes to your bed, you should only use it for two things: sleeping and “sleeping” with someone, which science says helps get a better night’s rest. Associating your bed with the right activities will make it easier to unwind and fall asleep.

Create a ritual.

Yes, I know, we’ve talked about this before. Having a relaxing bedtime ritual sends your body a signal that it is time to go to sleep. Choose something that makes you feel calm and do it right before heading out to the dreamland. Meditate. Read a book. Write a journal. Give yourself a soothing foot massage. Do it every night. Sleep tight!

Written by Olga Baker.

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    Awesome ideas! I love it!

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you liked the article!

  • These are all really great tips. I try to use them but I just need to follow them more often.

    http://www.thewanderingbrunette.com/

    • Great job, Kirsten! Yes, consistency is the key!

  • Helene Vlacho

    Love these tips, need to stick to 3 of them (at least)
    Helene/ http://www.beautifulismyattire.com

    • Glad to hear that, Helene. Hope you have been getting better sleep after reading this :-)

  • Gitana Deneff

    The “use your bed for what it’s there for” tip is something I’m REALLY trying to abide by. It’s just too easy to want to sit on my bed with my laptop and do work on my blog. But I’m getting better at it!

    Good post!

    Gitana | Books & Bellinis | Instagram

    • I know! I am always tempted to use my bed for everything, especially writing. Discipline is hard, but it definitely pays off!

  • I’m currently in a reset vacation where Im sleeping until my body is ready to wake up, eating right and I’m in the process of creating a morning and an evening routine. I love this post

    Amy | http://www.yankified.com

    • Sounds like you are on the right track! Harmonizing our life is essential, and you seem to be doing a great job at it. So happy you like the post!

  • Awesome post! I find that meditating really helps as part of my bedtime ritual. I decided to stop watching Game of Thrones right before I sleep too since it gets my heart rate up ;)

    Diana | thechicdiary.com

    • Haha, I know! Game of Thrones is way too intense for a bedtime story, though sometimes, I have to admit, I would spend nights fighting GoT wars in my dreams and wake up beautifully rested :)

      Olga | http://in-via-veritas.blogspot.com