The Path to Waking Up Feeling Great-1

Our mornings often set the tone for the day – Especially the way we start them. Sometimes we’re sleepy, other times cranky. Sometimes we wonder if we have the energy to get through the day, or have so much it was impossible to sleep. So let me give you 14 tips that may change your day for the better, starting as you wake up…

1. Don’t sleep in.
Choosing and maintaining a wake time is one of the best things you can do for your sleep cycle. Having a fixed waking time will set your circadian rhythm (your body’s sleep/wake schedule) and bring about a good feeling when waking up. If you sleep past that point, you’ll feel a bit ‘jet-lagged’ – sleepy even though you slept more than before.

2. Consistency, Consistency and… Consistency.
No less important than when you wake up is when you go to sleep. If you go to sleep at more or less the same time every day, say 11, and then suddenly you go to sleep at 2am, your sleep will be bad and you will feel a lot more tired. The body craves habit and routine.

3. Meditate a bit before bed
Just 20-30 minutes of meditation can wash away all the stress of a long, hard day. Forgetting your trouble and focusing on well being will rejuvenate your sleep and will help prevent bad dreams and sleep stress.

4. Make preparations to sleep.
This may sound weird but one reason we stay up at night is that the switch was too sudden, from being fully awake to trying and fall asleep. If you want to fall asleep easily, spend the hour before bed getting slowly ready. Turn your phone off, brush your teeth, read a chapter from a book, and in the name of all that is holy – turn off the tv!

5. Cut out all background noise
According to the New Scientist Magazine, background noise such as coming from the television and the outside, is taking years off our lives. Take control on the noise level in your home. Turn off the television and any other sound-making device.

6. Find the right room temperature for you
Being too hot causes night sweats, bad dreams and restless sleeping, if you manage to fall asleep at all. Being too cold causes many awakenings during the night, even if you don’t remember them. Find the right temperature for you that feels good when you are trying to fall asleep.

Om Namah Shivay

***Write ” Om Namah Shivay ” if you ask for God’s blessing on your life today. Please Like, Tag and Share to bless others!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: