It’s freaky how your whole day can be determined by how well you slept the night before. Get a rough night’s sleep, and the chances are your day will be fairly miserable. You end up crashing out on the sofa in the afternoon because you have no energy. Not only that, but you’ve got a constant headache because your eyes just want to be closed.
The secret to a good night’s sleep is making sure you’re well prepared before going to bed. If you come in from a stressful day and plonk yourself in bed, you won’t sleep well because your body isn’t relaxed. Therefore, prepare yourself for sleep by performing these relaxation methods before going to bed:
Ten Minutes Of Meditation
Arguably the simplest thing to do is meditate for ten minutes before bed. Sit on the floor, or on your bed itself, keep your back nice and straight, while breathing deeply. Breathe in for a count of five, and then breathe out for a count of five. Keep doing this until ten minutes have passed, and be amazed by the outcome. To go along with this, you should get an incense burner that adds a relaxing scent to your room. These days, there are places like The Kratom Connection that offer kratom powder – which is something used in ancient Asian medicinal practices to help you feel more relaxed. Burning powder like this – that’s designed to be relaxing – is a great way to complement your meditation. It lowers your heart rate, relieves stress, and helps you feel nice and ready for bed.
Self-Massage Therapy & Stretching
During the day, your body can build up a lot of muscle tension that causes soreness and pain. If you sleep with this tension in your body, then it normally leads to you waking up even sorer and tenser. So, before you sleep, spend a few minutes massaging your body and stretching your muscles. There are lots of self-massage tools you can buy – like a foam roller, spiky massage balls, or a Theracan. To help you out, I’ve attached a video above this point to showcase some self-massage techniques and things you can do to relieve muscle tension. Now, you can go to bed feeling nice and loose, without all the built-up tension and inflammation.
Take A Shower/Bath
The final idea is simple; wash before bed. This works wonders as it gives you time to just relax as the water either flows over you from the shower or soaks your muscles in the bath. It provides you with valuable thinking time, but it also helps you feel more refreshed and clean after a long day. If you want, you can skip the morning shower now because you’ve cleaned yourself the night before. As a result, you’re immediately less stressed as you can afford to get up a little bit later!
Perform each of these three relaxation methods, every night, and you’ll see instant benefits. Your sleeping pattern will be much better, and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day.