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My sleep hygiene strategies

I am trying to tackle the most worrisome factor in my life, that is, my sleep. More accurately the lack of sleep. So, from today onward, I am sticking to strict sleep hygiene strategies.

  1. My bed room will be cold, completely dark and without any distractions.
  2. I will have a comfortable pillow and blanket ready.
  3. I will not read or use my mobile phone on the bed.
  4. I will go to sleep only when I am really sleepy.
  5. I will read till I sleep.
  6. I will meditate for a while before I read.
  7. I will not drink coffee or tea after 6 pm.
  8. I will have a light dinner at 7 pm.
  9. I will go for a walk from 6 to 6.45 pm.
  10. I will have a bath at 6.45 pm.
  11. I will keep my mind free of stress, and try to have positive thoughts.
  12. I will do gardening in the evening, from 5.30 to 6 pm.
  13. I will have a bedtime routine – brush teeth and moisturize
  14. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I will not go out of the room. I will read for a while and when sleepy again, go back to sleep. (I have to buy a small reading light).
  15. I will not nap during the day.
  16. I will not use the mobile phone after 8 pm.

Thus begins a new chapter in my life, in which I am trying to take charge of my notorious sleeping habits. Wish me good luck.

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