Everything Starts with Good Sleep

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Everything Starts with Good Sleep

But good sleep isn’t so simple. I struggled with bad sleep most of my life and I know it’s held me back. A few years ago I decided I wasn’t going to walk through life like a zombie and I made some big changes. And you know what? It worked! I’m sleeping better than I ever have before. So now I’m sharing what I found – simple but powerful lifestyle changes based on the best sleep research. Check out the site and try these ideas out for yourself. Good sleep will change your life.

Bad sleep affects every part of your life. Your motivation…Your performance at work…How you look… Everything starts with good sleep.

A Big Step You Can Take Tonight

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How I Started Sleeping Better

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Decided to put sleep first

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Used the strategies on this page: Sleep Advice That Works

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Began tracking my sleep with the  Sleep Cycle App and a Sleep Diary

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Watched my results, changed what didn’t work

It sounds simple, but the most important step was deciding to make good sleep a priority. Ironically, sleep deprivation makes it harder to make good decisions about our sleep. When you’re tired, having a coffee in the afternoon or having one more drink or staring at an iPhone before bed doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. When I decided to put sleep first I was more aware of my decisions and I could arrange my evening around getting good sleep. Sleep is part of a virtuous circle – as you began to sleep better, you exercise more, get more done during the day, have less anxiety, and then sleep better. It all starts with the decision to put sleep first.

Start Sleeping Better Tonight

Is there anything more frustrating than feeling tired all day and dreaming about a nap, but lying awake in bed that night unable to go to sleep? The only thing that might be worse is waking up at two in the morning and staring at your alarm clock for the next few hours. You wonder why your brain seems to hate you! It doesn’t make sense! Solve the mystery with a Sleep Diary. 

A Few Easy Changes

Earplugs really help you sleep better!

Ear Plugs and Eye Masks

Blocking out unwanted sounds and keeping it dark tells your body that it’s time to go to sleep.

Melatonin

Your brain’s way to say “go to sleep!” This has been a lifesaver…

We sleep best between 60-68 degrees - that's cold!

Sleeping Temperature

Sleep scientists have shown that we sleep best between 60-68 degrees – that’s surpsingley cold.

Sleeping in a dark and quiet room is more powerful than you might expect

The Best Sleep Book

This is best book on sleep I’ve found – the author is not an academic or a scientist but he packs in a lot of research and best of all, lots of solid, actionable ideas.

Who This Site is For

If you feel like your lifestyle is getting in the way of good sleep, or you simply want to sleep better to perform better, these strategies can help. This site offers simple changes you can make tonight, with the background information on why it’s worth it. Everyone is different, but if you feel like your anxiety might be keeping you awake, or you have symptoms of ADHD, this site is especially for you. This site is not for someone who needs the care of a physician. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, your partner complains about your excessive snoring, or you have some other symptom that corresponds to a sleep disorder, get help! Take a look around, incorporate the advice of this site into your life, but see a doctor as well.

Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay, And could not win thee, Sleep, by any stealth: So do not let me wear to-night away. Without thee what is all the morning’s wealth?

- William Wordsworth

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