Part thirty-nine: Sleeping
My bed is my friend, and my dream is an adventure.
Once upon a time, I thought dreaming was a waste of time. I did everything I could to make sure I slept as quickly as possible. Of course, in the morning I felt terrible, or I couldn’t wake up at all. So I started to follow my own and habits of others about relaxation, read a lot of books, read theories and facts. And these are also different in each case, and we are too.
The statistics show the difference between sleep and age. A baby practically sleeps all the time in the first weeks of his life. The elderly person, on the other hand, needs less and less sleep. But one thing is for sure, whoever sleeps is happier, period. So the question is, how do we do it?
Sleep 7 to 8 hours a day
This is the perfect time to sleep for most of us. It doesn’t matter what time you go to bed. It all depends on whether you’re a morning person or prefer the evenings. However, if you have to get up at five, take into account that you also have to lie down between nine and ten in the evening.
Take a nap during the day.
Ten to 20 minutes of a day’s nap is already doing wonders. It is also the period when you are still in the light sleep phase. The whole sleep cycle lasts 90 to 110 minutes and ends with REM. So if you want to sleep longer, always choose the 90 minutes. It is because during deep sleep, waking up is harmful to your body. You can get up with a headache or in shock. It consists of phases 2, 3 and 4, and these together are about 60 minutes. If you count phases 1 and 5 (REM), then have more than 90 minutes.
Have a comfortable but not too soft bed
Half a field, as they say. Too thin a bed makes you sink into it. It is an enjoyable learning experience, but it does reduce physical activity at night. What makes you get up in the morning like broken. Too hard is crushing our bones; we get back pain and headaches.
Eat kiwi or banana
Scientists agree that eating kiwi an hour before going to sleep is a great way to get a good night’s sleep. They just don’t know why. However, banana also has excellent properties because it produces serotonin and melatonin, which makes it easier to fall asleep. Apart from this, this fruit has magnesium, and this element has a calming and relaxing effect. What is not recommended just before bedtime is alcohol, salty stuff, fried dishes or a massive amount of water.
Take a natural sleeping pill
It’s just advice for people with neuroses and Insomnia. Stress is and will be the stimulus responsible for malfunctions. What helps is the tea with lemon balm or chamomile.
Turn off the Internet
Not only the router but also all mobile devices. It’s not enough to disconnect yourself from wifi, because your phone is still transmitting waves that make it harder to sleep. But they also have a disastrous effect on brain function. Therefore, it is advisable to set mobile phones to airplane mode at night. It was difficult for me for the first three days because I felt like I was being separated from the world. I’ve been doing it automatically on the fourth day. Family and friends have also become accustomed to the idea that I am unavailable at night. But I sleep all night and… I have dreams. Since using this method, in the morning, I remember every detail of my sleeping adventures. And believe me, I’m never gonna change it again.
Create your own dream
Did you know that you can create your own illusion? It’s hilarious because you’ll often remember it in the morning. And although during sleep we have about five cycles and each of them produces its dream, somehow everything is connected. Making it is quite simple. All you have to do is figure out what you want to dream about. Then you start to make a story in your head until you fall asleep. The rest will fly by themselves. Be very creative, but watch out for quality. It is supposed to be an adventure series, not a horror movie. A little romanticism is also advisable.
When you get up in the morning
Don’t touch your phone for another hour in the morning. In return, make yourself a coffee and breakfast and read a newspaper, the one made of paper. You can also open a window or go out to the garden and watch the green plants. That’s how you prepare for a great day.
Do precisely what is stated in the points one evening and compare the effect in the morning.
Have a good night’s sleep.