So what is the one thing most people lack?
No. Although that might be true for many of us…it’s not that.
The answer is: Sleep.
Did you know…the record for the longest period of time without sleep stands at 264.4 hours and was set by a high school student in 1964.
That’s 11 days without sleep! Holy cow! He must have been all jacked up on Mountain Dew…yes they had that back then.
While many a teenager loves to push the threshold of desired insomnia, most of us long for…and desperate need…more sleep.
If you struggle with falling asleep or getting adequate sleep, here are some suggestions:
- Try a sleep monitoring app like the Sleep Cycle app (or something similar) so you will force yourself to be more intentional about getting adequate sleep each night.
- Prepare a relaxing environment. Shut off the electronics at least 30 min before bedtime. Avoid eating heavy meals and limit fluid intake close to bedtime. Keep your room comfortably cool.
- Create a routine that is easy to follow and maintain. Go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday, even on the weekends. And part of your routine should be to maintain an active lifestyle during the day.
But if you are like some of my friends whose minds are on hyper-drive and find falling asleep and staying asleep a real challenge, you will want to get your hands on the “secret sleep sauce” they swear by that helps them get a good nights rest.
It is so good, one friend orders multiple cases of it at a time! You can find it here:
May your slumber be sweet!