Still awake and can’t sleep?
You are not alone.
In an article by Sunstar.com, about 46 percent of Filipinos are experiencing sleep deprivation, and about 32 percent sleep less than six hours a day.
If you are one of these people who have a hard time sleeping every night, here are some tips that could help you achieve a good night’s sleep.
1. Have a regular sleep-wake schedule
According to HelpGuide.Org, staying on track with your sleeping patterns is one of the key factors to have a good night’s sleep.
Try to sleep on the same schedule every night and wake up at a definite hour in the morning. By doing so, you can have quality sleep, and your internal body clock can adjust accordingly.
Also, watch your naptime. Consider limiting your naptime to 15 to 20 minutes so that it will not negatively affect your sleeping routine at night. Longer naptimes could disrupt your sleep.
2. Develop good eating and exercising habits
Aside from looking into your sleeping schedules, be mindful of your food intake.
Sleep Foundation emphasized that improving your sleep also means enhancing your diet and exercise.
For your dinner, it is best to eat early, so you can allocate time for your body to digest your meals. Also, try to limit your intake of caffeine and energy drinks to minimize your sleep problems.
To also improve your sleep, have regular exercise. Doing some physical activities such as cardio or aerobic exercises can give you have quality sleep.
3. Clear your mind through songs and prayer
Perhaps it’s your worries that are keeping you up at night. So here is another essential tip that you should not miss:
Find rest in the presence of God through prayer.
Whatever thoughts that bothering you in bed, remember that God is in control. So lay down your weary head and rest in His peaceful presence.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NLT)
Do you want to start a peaceful life? Visit this link and begin your journey of faith today!
Another way to cleanse your mind is through music!
Watch out for “2 AM Wide Awake” by Neo Rivera featuring Jericho Arceo, the newest single of Reverb Worship PH – a song that will help you find rest in the unfailing love and grace of God.
Pre-save the song here and stream it on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting October 29.