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Get Enough Sleep, It's Important


Many people find it very difficult to unwind their day and go to bed early to ensure they get enough rest. Here are a few ways that can help you go to bed earlier to get your adequate amount of rest.

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One way to help many people go to bed earlier is conditioning your mind and planning your day or night ahead of time. Think of all the steps leading up to you going to bed and what your day will consist of when you wake up in the morning. Try to get your day done earlier than you planned so you have plenty of time to relax before you actually have to go to bed, or so you have time if your plans change. 

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Try working out earlier in the day to help get your day started. If you workout later towards the night it can spike your adrenaline and actually help wake your body up, so it would be more beneficial to do so in the morning. Working out during the day can help you use more energy during daylight hours instead of being awake longer than you wanted to.

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Another way to help you go to sleep earlier is trying to avoid napping late in the day. If you nap before your bedtime and wake up this can cause a spike in energy levels because your body just got a significant amount of rest and it will not want to go to sleep again for quite some time.

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Trying to turn your lights dimmer or completely off a couple of minutes earlier than you plan to go to bed. This will help create an environment conducive to sleep because having bright lights on before bed can decrease your melatonin levels, making you feel  more awake. 

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Never forget how important it is to get the right amount of sleep throughout the night so you have enough energy to complete the next day.

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