I am well rested and full of energy.
I stick to a consistent schedule. I go to bed and wake up around the same time each day. I keep the same hours on weekends and holidays.
I design my bedroom with sleep in mind. I block out lights and noise with window treatments and a fan. I buy new bedding when my pillow goes flat or my mattress sags.
I clear my mind. I put aside disturbing thoughts. I do some gentle stretches and listen to soft music.
I limit alcohol and caffeine. I have my last cup of coffee early in the afternoon.
I avoid heavy meals and spicy foods before bed. If I am hungry, I snack on something light, like yogurt with fruit or a glass of skim milk with cinnamon.
I turn off my phone and computer at least an hour before bedtime. Taking care of my health and being alert at work is more important than binge-watching TV shows. I spend my last waking hours quietly reading a book or taking a warm bath.
I talk with my doctor if I need more help. I keep a sleep journal, so I can talk about my symptoms.
Today, I wake up feeling restored and refreshed. I am eager to get out of bed and start my morning routines. Making sleep a priority keeps me healthy and happy. My nights are peaceful, and my days are productive.
- How does daytime napping affect my sleep?
- How can I make my bedroom more restful?
- What is one healthy bedtime snack I want to try?