By now, you've either read about it on your own or heard me talk about the importance of sleep and the role it plays in our mental and physical performance, weight management, daily energy levels, and so much more.
I'm sharing a little infographic that can be accessed by clicking here that shows things that you can implement into your daily routine to help you get a better nights sleep.
One thing to note, if some sort of trauma has played a role in your inability to get a solid night's sleep, then it's hard to say how much these tips will help you.
For example, when I was 7 years old, we were robbed in the middle of the night. I remember being terrified to go to bed after that happened. I also watched a lot of America's Most Wanted as a kid which further drove that fear. I've always had terrible sleeping habits, but didn't really start to piece it together until I was 26 or 27 years old. I thought back on growing up and I remember lying in my bed until 2AM with my headphones on until I'd fall asleep. I've been a light sleeper all of my life and it wasn't until I started educating myself on mental trauma that it started making more sense to me.
All of the strategies that I'm sharing with you in this infographic have been things I've done. I've done even more beyond these strategies. My sleep has gotten much better, but still there's a lot of progress that could be made.
If you, like me, have had something like this happen that you know is impacting your ability to sleep, then these strategies are going to require consistent practice (along with other strategies) to see any progress. Shoot, even if trauma hasn't played a role in your sleep and you simply struggle with it, then these strategies will require consistent practice.
Good luck! Let me know how they work for you/have worked for you!