Sleep schedules are important because sleep itself is important.
If you have a messed up sleep schedule, you need to fix it as soon as possible.
And today, we’re going to show you how to do that.
Why Do You Need To Fix Your Sleep Schedule?
The human body is meant to be awake when the sun is up and asleep when the sun is down. Basically, your body wants to be awake when it can see and it wants to go to sleep when it can’t. But thanks to technology like lightbulbs, air conditioning, iPhones, and Hulu, we can stay up all day and all night if we want to. The world is your oyster.
But the problem is you still need sleep.
Just because you can stay up until 3 am binging the latest Netflix series doesn’t mean you should. And just because your body lets you get away with it one night doesn’t mean you should do it every night. We promise, Reddit isn’t going anywhere if you go to sleep.
The only problem is, our bad sleep habits can wreck our sleep schedule.
But here’s how you fix it.
How To Fix Your Sleep Schedule
You need to fix your sleep schedule because otherwise, you’ll always feel unfocused, unmotivated, and unable to do anything as long as you are sleep-deprived. And while not sleeping makes you feel like you’re dead inside, you can fix your sleep schedule and turn all of that around.
Call yourself out - This sounds weird, but hear us out. If you want to fix your sleep schedule you have to set up some ground rules. That means putting your phone away an hour or so before bed. It means practicing good sleep hygiene. It also means doing your sleep routine at the same time. Regularity and rules will help calm you down and tell your brain it’s time to sleep.
Put away the screens - We can’t say this enough. The blue light on your phone keeps you awake, it’s literally programmed to. It stimulates your mind, which makes you feel like you're at work instead of at home, and suddenly you’re staring at the ceiling wishing your brain would just shut off like your screen eventually did for the night.
Clear your mind - Find something that’s not screen-related to do at night. That might be some light yoga, it might be some meditation, or it might be a nice book. Honestly, it could be some deep breaths. Whatever it is, do something that relaxes you and puts you in the right headspace for sleep.
Don’t rush it - One of the best things you can do to fall asleep is not to worry too much. You can’t stress yourself into sleeping. So you might as well lay in bed and enjoy not doing anything until your body falls asleep on its own.
Stay away from alcohol - Alcohol might make you feel drowsy, but it also will probably wake you up in the middle of the night as your body metabolizes it. We’ve written about this before, the hormones your body releases will keep you up if you haven’t come all the way down from your drink earlier.
Simmons Can Help You Fix Your Schedule
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