I am the worst sleeper then I am the best then I suck again and it can last for months. I’ve learnt over the years not to let it bother me through meditation. But I like the way I feel after a good night sleep so I started to investigate and research ways to hack my sleep.
I found this great podcast and blog post by Ben Greenfield who goes into depth on hacking your sleep and why it is so important to get a good sleep.
Check out his full post here
The main problems I find with my sleep are – my phone and my phone and yes u guessed it…my bloody phone.
If I go on it after 9pm and get caught up messaging people, emailing and speaking to clients etc then I know my sleep is gonna be poor. My mind is on over drive and I am full of ideas and definitely not ready for bed.
Top Tips –
- TURN PHONE OFF AT 9PM
- Meditate before bed or some Yin Yoga
- Darkened room or eye mask.
- Listen to some binaural beats for sleep or I actually prefer a sleep hypnosis.
- Magnesium supplement
- Cbd Oil
- Plus melatonin spray
- keep your room cool at about 18 degree
Day time – Ben takes this other Chinese herbal supplement I haven’t heard of but reading up on it I want it. TIAN CHI?
He has cold showers in the morning and has a cool suit when working out but read his blog for the reasons why this all helps.
He must spend a fortune on gadgets and monitors his sleep with various apps.
I am gonna try out all the cheaper options for getting a good sleep and hopefully my sleep will get better. TRY ONE AT A TIME AND SEE WHAT WORKS BEST.
For me I have found that meditation good food and certain supplements to get a good sleep. SEE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.