Please Get Enough Sleep | Post 35

Mother Nature is clever. Because she provided us with three revitalizing superpowers:

  1. Drink water regularly.
  2. Eat your food as if you are meditating.
  3. Sleep to erase all your ailments.

So, you can lead a pleasant and fulfilling life.

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But in this age of competition and hyperactivity, you are more likely to become sleep deprived. Thus, you must not lose sight of these three virtues. Rehydrate yourself and eat with patience. Above all else, kindly do not compromise about getting a night of great quality sleep.

Now, WebMD has an article about the ten dangerous effects of sleep deprivation. But in a nutshell, you are putting your heart and metabolism at risk.

Also, your daytime productivity at work decreases with the irregularities in your slumber.

Your Sleep is the Ultimate Healing Magic

When you are sleeping, your body repairs itself. Be it your immune system or internal glands, your body is trying to use this relaxing state to its fullest extent.

If you are interested in how sleep aids your emotional and physical well-being, I have found an article by Healthline that has an excellent explanation about this. Yes, you are not mistaken if you believe that your psychological resilience is closely related to your sleeping habits.

Rest more to get healed! Naturally and peacefully.

Let's not forget that sleeping is one of the best medicines. Allow me to say that laughter might get the second position as a high-quality healing tool. Finally, your ability to remember and handle complex details relies on a truly Good Night.

Methods for Improving Your Sleeping Experience

I am no authority on this topic. But the techniques below could help you increase the chance of good quality sleep. So, think of these tips as unique skills that help you cast the spell of relaxing fast.

Tip 1. Write down all your thoughts to empty your mind.

As you grow older, you start being stuck in past events or worrying about your future. And doing so is entirely normal. Yet, you must not constantly carry these chaotic thoughts with you. Primarily, you should empty your mind for bedtime peace.

Now, this method works has worked for me personally for last seven years. Also, I get to observe and detect the foolish trends in my mind.

You cannot do this unless you put your thoughts in a textual format. Thus, go ahead, my friend. And clear your mind. Of course, you will not suppress your emotions to practice fake or superficial positivity. Nope. That would be a temporary illusion of peace anyway.

Here, you accept that some of your thoughts are messing up your well-being. This provides you with additional confidence about your future.

As such, you might find it easier to fall asleep and embrace your dreamy night.

Tip 2. Close your eyes and listen to calming instrumental music.

Truth be told, this approach has helped me study mathematics, physics, and structural engineering topics back in college. And because the music is involved, I would not suggest using your earphones for too long. If your earphones do not feature an elastic membrane, your eardrums would vibrate more.

So, be careful when using this approach. Even if you have ergonomic earphones with soft membranes and everything... please, use the minimum volume levels only.

I have used this method for sleeping during the seasons of late-night festivals. As you can guess, I focused on the calming music to ignore the alarming noise pollution outside. But I do not use this approach on the usual days.

Tip 3. Create and remember a small prayer or mantra about sleep.

Note that you must create your mantra or prayer. And it does not need to depend on your religion or culture. So, repeating something as simple as the statement below might be enough.

"I am sleeping. I am sleeping. Slowly, I am sleeping."

Also, you should not feel a lot stress just because it is taking time. After all, unlike the two tips mentioned earlier, this technique needs your active participation. If you recall that tiny mantra or spell in tensed or uncomfortable way, you might increase your sleep difficulties.

Here, the core concept stays the same. That is, put your full attention on one goal. You want to sleep, and only that concern deserves your attention.

To improve the quality of your mantra, you could use the following enhancements.

Trick 1. Hold your body in a comfortable but constant position.

Trick 2. Use some sort of Hand-Signs or Finger-Crossing to control your concentration power.

The Endnote

All I can do is request you to reconsider your routine. How can you increase the hours of your rest? Or, should you focus more on the quality of sleep? I am not qualified to comment on these details. But I can promise you that your daily productivity will rise to another level once you have slept well.

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