Conduct A 'Nighttime Audit' To Sleep Better

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Tossing and turning can be a terrible waste of time, and leaves you feeling awful the next day. If you're trying for a better night's rest, conduct a "nighttime audit" where you evaluate your activities before bedtime to see what's keeping you up.

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Examine how you spend your time at night, from when you arrive home up till you go to bed. You may find time you waste on silly things that can be better spent sleeping. You may also find that some activities are too stimulating or stressful, and make it difficult for you to sleep. Even long after you're done with them, they may keep you up past your bedtime. (If you're looking at a screen late at night, use Flux to minimise the effects of backlit technology.)

The nighttime audit is similar to the idea of building an evening routine around the end of your day. In order to get to sleep quickly, make sure your sleeping environment is conducive to rest.

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Comments

    I agree. People with nighttime rituals tend to sleep better - and deeper (like my grandma). I've since developed mine by watching a bit of TV, then brushing my teeth, and ticking off some stuff from my to-do list. I've read somewhere that this signals the brain and body to go to sleep. It also helps to have super comfy beds, like the one I just bought from www.bedworks.com.au.

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