These past few nights have been rather hellish. Sleep seems to evade my body at night and it is honestly starting to do a number on my body. I am tired, restless and agitated. Being sleep deprived doesn’t exactly make for the greatest combo. These last few days I have allowed my sleepiness as an excuse to skip my work out at the gym. I can feel the snowball of failure beginning to roll and I need to take some responsibility for myself and put an end to it.
I haven’t really started doing anything really different. Experts always say you should “unplug” before you go to sleep but I find it incredibly hard. As soon as I can sleep I reach for my phone or my tablet. Luckily Netflix is a 24 hour kind of service.
My nighttime ritual may need a bit of a mix up. I brush my teeth, wash my face and turn my iPad on. I usually end up leaving the damn thing playing all night. I don’t think I need something playing in the background while I sleep but I usually just end up falling asleep watching it. The whole thing probably isn’t the greatest sleep ritual around.
It is time to start getting out of bed on time, not listening to any of my own excuses and just finding a way to get my butt into the gym. Eventually waking up at 5:30 in the morning will make me to tired to have a sleepless night. That is the goal after all. Fingers crossed that I fall asleep tonight and do not wake up until my alarm jumpstarts my day.
Does anyone have any sleep tricks? Any bedtime rituals?