The title of this post could also be “What time should you go to bed to get that real beauty sleep?”
I know everyone’s schedule is different, we have different tasks that we need to accomplish by the at end of the day, some of us have family, kids or you simply do night shifts etc.
I wake up every morning before 4 am, because I always have an early shift at work, and by 8 pm, I’m already falling asleep. I need 7-8 hours sleep, otherwise, I won’t be able to perform at my best. I’m not saying, you need to get up at 4 am and go to bed at 8 pm. This is just my schedule. I had later shift would probably get up at 6 am and go to bed at 10 pm.
I know a lot of people like to stay up late and go to bed at midnight or later. Well, that’s not the best thing you can do to get that beauty sleep.
What it is really good is that going to bed early. (between 9 and 10). Just try it for a week. You will see and feel the difference.
Do not eat at least 3-4 hours before going to bed. While we are sleeping, the body needs time and energy to heal, not digest. If you eat a lot and go to bed, you’re going to end up with undigested food in your digestive tract, and that leads to problems. You can’t sleep well if you have food in you because the food will give your brain energy. Sleeping is fasting. If you eat before going to bed, you keep your body up all night working, so you will wake up in the morning feeling tired and not rested. If you keep this up, you will age rapidly.
I used to have late dinners and I went to bed right after that. Every single night I woke up because I had to go to the bathroom. With this habit, I messed up my digestion, my sleep routine. Since I’ve been having early dinners, I sleep throughout the night. I rarely wake up.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep, probably you have some issues going on in your body. It can be digestion problems, toxic heavy metals in your body, anxiety, depression, liver issues and so on. You have to fix those problems yo you can finally have a good night sleep. In Antony William’s third book called Thyroid healing, there’s a whole chapter about sleeping which I really recommend you to read.
Changing your diet can be the main solution to solve your problems.
There are a lot of foods can help you to get rid of toxins and have a restful night.
Also drinking lavender, chamomile, lemon balm tea really calms your nervous system down. I love taking ashwagandha, it’s adaptogen herb which means that it helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions but it also gives you energy when it’s needed.
Avoid using any electronics one or two hours before bed time. That means no phone, no television, no computer etc. I know that’s a big dedication, I’m still working on it as well. It’s easier said than done.
Also it’s good if you take a relaxing bath, you can use calming oils, like lavender.
Read a book, meditate, try to relax, so your body can prepare itself for the sleeping.
Changing my sleep routine was a major step for me to get better. It’s such an important thing, start your healing process with changing your habits.
Thank you for reading,