Sleeping

Losing sleep is one of the most frustrating things for me. I used to sacrifice sleep all the time but as time passed, I realized how much lack of sleep increased my stress levels. With my stress levels increased it makes it hard for me to do things I can normally do with no sweat. It also makes it hard for me to enjoy things that usually bring me joy.

Sounds like depression but it’s actually just lack of sleep. The difference is depression stays when I’m rested. When I’m just tired, sleep is the cure and I wake up a whole new woman. Well, it feels that way at least.

Here’s some things I do for a good nights sleep

I write. Writing helps me sleep so much better. It’s like it releases all my stress and thoughts for the day.

I try to eat my last meal for the day between 4 and 5pm

Healthy diet and exercise helps. I’m always working on that.

Let people help me. This is a big one. Stress is so bad for our health. Once I started sharing the load my stress levels decreased so much which helped me get a better night’s sleep.

I allow myself to rest. Transitioning from high levels of stress with little to no support to having more a support system was tough for me. I felt guilty for being tired and needing to rest. But the truth is my body needed to rest. Once I learned that my body was begging me for exactly what it needed I was better able to focus on the healing needed.

Those are a few things I do to help me sleep better. What are some things you do for a better night’s sleep?

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

One thought on “Sleeping

  1. For me only exercise and being outdoors, or antidepressants have helped me to sleep. I used to try all those tips too but they never helped and now I can sleep with whatever bad sleep habits, true sleepiness overrides all that.

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