How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Hey everyone! I’m back with the 5th episode of Maya Monday, and it’s all about sleep. I just started class this week, so getting on a regular sleep schedule was a major and difficult task. I included five tips that helped me to get a good night’s sleep. Hopefully, they help you as well! If you would rather read the tips, I’ve listed them below just for you.

how to get a good night’s sleep

use comfy sheets and blankets when you go to sleep.

Also,  wear your favorite PJs! You want to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible in order to prepare for rest. For tips on a relaxing night, check this video.

use your bed as a place of rest & relaxation only

You don’t want to do work or anything like that in bed because your mind will start thinking that bed equals work & that’s not conducive to a good rest.

no sugar or caffeine before bed

It gets your mind too amped up to sleep. The same goes for screen time; let your mind be calm.

establish a bedtime routine

Your brain will start to recognize when it’s time to settle down and prepare to go to sleep. Start at the same time, and carry out your nightly duties.

minimize lights and notifications.

You don’t want all those group texts waking you up every 10 seconds. Put those devices on silent and “Do Not Disturb.”

 

in other words…

Sleep is very important, and it is very important to get enough of it. I understand that we often prioritize school or work before sleep and that for many, tough responsibilities get in the way, but just try your hardest to get at least 6 hours of sleep each night. Do you have any tips for getting rest at night? Comment them down below! Also, use the image below to share this post via Pinterest.

Talk soon!

Maya

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4 Comments

  1. March 7, 2018 / 2:13 am

    It’s like you KNEW I needed this post. Kidding, kidding, but my sleep schedule has always been a bit messed up (I’m a bad combination of night owl and morning person) but I haven’t been able to sleep all the way through the night in AGES. I need to stop keeping my phone and laptop on until the very last second and should really stop drinking caffeinated tea at night even if I claim that it doesn’t make me jittery or keep me awake (because SOMETHING is keeping me awake, lol). Usually one thing that helps me is writing a to-do list for the next day so I don’t stress or worry about what I need to get done when I wake up because I’ll already have a list ready. Sounds silly, but it keeps my mind from racing!

    • Maya Fleming
      March 7, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      Love this! I write out lists, too, and I’m the same way about tea haha I swear it doesn’t keep me up!

  2. March 7, 2018 / 5:44 am

    I recently started working outside of bed and it has made huge difference in my sleep quality. I definitely need to try creating a nighttime routine and minimizing phone and computer usage before bed.

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    http://www.trulyyoursa.com

    • Maya Fleming
      March 7, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      The routine is my favorite part, I think! I look forward to washing off makeup and getting into bed.

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