If you have ever had the displeasure of waking up in the middle of the night, you will know the feeling… the feeling of desperation when you realize it is only 1am and you know that three hours sleep is not nearly enough sleep at all.
You will also know the feeling of exasperation as you catch a glimpse of your alarm clock whilst tossing and turning- how can it be 3am!
You have been awake for two hours. That’s two hours of sleep that you reallyneeded given your early start and the BIG day that lies ahead of you.
Here are the best tried-and-tested get back to sleep techniques. Store them near your bed so you know exactly what to if you are unlucky enough to wake in the middle of the night.
- Use the 4-7-8 trick that is easy to implement and super effective at finding your calm place. This technique works as it increases the oxygen in your blood stream, calms your nervous system and relaxes your muscles. These are all changes that need to occur as you are falling asleep. Do not rush through this technique but enjoy the feeling of your muscles relaxing.
- Practice one of these yoga techniques – Choose from a variety of breathing techniques, sleep postures and certain forms of meditation that induce sleepiness.
- Try out progressive muscle relaxation that brings heaviness to your toes and to your eyelids. You can repeat this technique as many times as you need until you find yourself fast asleep.
Prolong the life of your Sealy Mattress by following these simple tips