HAVE YOU TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET BETTER SLEEP?
Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? Do you feel like nothing you try is working? If so, this post will help you get the sleep that you need.
I am no stranger when it comes to insomnia. I had major insomnia for more than 20 years. I used to only be able to sleep every other night for just a few hours. So, I know what it’s like to struggle to get enough good quality sleep.
Once I finally learned what the underlying reasons are for most sleep issues and fixing my own sleep, I created the S.A.L.V.I.A method to help my clients get better sleep.
In this post, I’m going to be talking about “setting” your circadian rhythm and then give you one powerful tip to do that. If you do this, you will start to sleep better, have more energy, focus, and be more productive.
Let’s first talk about what a circadian rhythm is. It’s basically like your body’s own internal clock that runs on a schedule. Your body likes to eat, go to bed and wake up, perform digestive functions, increase and decrease energy, and more around a similar time every day. If we throw off the schedule, then we could have some issues with sleep, energy, overall health, and more. One easy way to set that circadian rhythm up and is my big tip for you today is to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on the weekends.
I know it’s difficult to wake up early on the weekends. I love sleeping in too. However, when you sleep in on the weekends, it’s kind of like jet lag, and it’s actually called “social jet lag.” This will throw off your sleep schedule as well as your hormones that signal when to go to sleep and wake up. When Monday comes around and you wake up earlier again, you throw off your body once again. Every time your body finally adjusts after a couple of days, you throw it off again.
Some other good news is that by waking up at the same time every day, your body will adjust what time you will be tired enough to go to sleep. This will make it easier to get more sleep during the week so that you don’t need to make up for sleep on the weekends. Just make sure you’re going to bed when you’re super sleepy and not a moment before because if you try to go to bed too early, then you might have trouble sleeping.
I promise that if you start to keep the same sleep schedule every day, you will start to sleep better, have more energy, and wake up feeling refreshed. I hope this post helps you start having better sleep soon.
Share with me in the comment below with what your current sleep schedule is and what your new sleep schedule is going to be.