How to get a good night's sleep

Posted by Claudia Moser on 9:28 PM
Entry adapting an article from The Guardian

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. ~Fran Lebowitz

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

Sleep is an emotive issue. We don't appreciate it until it goes wrong.
Fully agree! Some of sleepless nights can confirm that!

Try to keep regular hours. Going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time each day will program your body to sleep better.
Well this one is hard to keep, especially if I watch some episodes of Foyle’s War

Create a quiet environment, free of clutter. Your bedroom should be for rest and sleep – absolutely no computers or TVs; it should be neither too hot nor too cold, and as quiet and dark as possible.

Don't try to sleep if you've got a lot on your mind. Make a list of things to be tackled the next day. And try to relax before you go to bed.
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Don't over-indulge. Too much food, alcohol or caffeine late at night plays havoc.
No coffee? Not fair!

Eight hours is still the benchmark. A small proportion of people need only between six and eight, and some even less, but it's a tiny minority.
Me 7 hours! You?

Look for signs of bed wear and tear. Can you feel springs or ridges? Does it creak? Do you and your partner roll towards each other unintentionally? If so, it's time for a new mattress.
Good hint!

The latest buzzword is temperature control. There are now fancy mechanical ways of blowing fresh air over mattresses. Or you could just open the window.
Even in winter times we have a crack open!

If you can't sleep, don't just lie there worrying about it. Get up and do something you find relaxing until you feel sleepy again. Then go back to bed.
Well Dale Carnegie said: ‘If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ‘ and I do agree with him!



We recently got a new mattress when a coil poked up and bit me on the old one. I do sleep better, and I get about 6 to 7 hours a night.

Very wise words! I always struggle to get a good night's sleep!

Very good ...

I still try to get a good nights sleep ...

"My blogger is also about my thoughts

Sorry by errors "Translated of portuguese for english"

thanks for this. most of the time, we have slee disorder, and don't quite know how to deal with it.

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