The majority of medical professionals recommend 7 to 8 hours of sleep. That would be 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Most of us fall asleep only to wake up at some point in the middle of the night for a variety of reasons. Falling back asleep becomes the goal and that is where folks trip up. Here are some smart ways you can fall back asleep.
That is easier said then done. But over thinking all unfinished business you have take care of can jolt you awake. Instead, try to concentrate on your breathing. Follow the breathes in and out as your mind quiets down.
Relax Your Muscles
Obviously, if you’re in bed you should be relaxing. One way to fall back asleep is to take that relaxation to the next level. Try to focus on your different muscles and talk yourself through letting them relax and feel not strain. Begin at your toes and slowly think about the muscles in your legs, thighs, hips and so on. This is a kind of guided meditation that can lull you back to sleep.
If you can’t drift off on your own, then it might help to “switch topics” by taking up a book. The caution is not to blast the room with light in order for you to read. Keep the lights as dim as possible. If you’re using an electronic reading device, then be sure to switch it to nighttime display.
Make a List
If you can’t stop yourself from thinking about all the things you have to do the following day, then make a list. Put it all down on paper as a way of “taking care of it.” You could also write out this list before your go to bed. This is telling your mind that you know what has to happen and you’re going to get to it. Problem solved.
It also helps to fall back asleep when you’re comfortable. Untangle the sheets and fluff up the pillows. Sadly, there isn’t much you can do about a lumpy mattress. Replacing that mattress might have to go on your to do list. You’ll want to add calling Junk King Monterey. This is the company who can quickly get that old mattress removed along with any other household rubbish that is past its prime. When Junk King Monterey helps you swap out an old mattress you’ll be one step closer to getting back asleep faster every night.