Nathan Johan On December - 31 - 2013

Ever slept? Of course, you have. Why wouldn’t you? If you tried to stay awake all hours of the night, you’ll no doubt became tired and exhausted.

Let’s face it: at one point or another, we’ve all had had to stay up some nights, whether we had to turn in a work report to the office at the last minute or we drank too much sugary drink. I’ve had my share of sleepless nights. Thus, it behooves me to offer some simple tips concerning how to get to sleep.

1. Don’t drink sugary drinks or eat sugary foods. Sugar keeps you up and pumping. It’s called a sugar rush. Depending on what time you get to bed, I recommend not drinking or eating anything sugary after 6:00 pm.

2. Create background noise. My dad loves this. He usually has the radio blaring away when he works. While this is personally a nuisance to me, yet it helps to block out any other noise emanating from elsewhere, such as when someone is watching TV. Turn your radio (if you have one) to a station where you get nothing but static. Adjust the volume as necessary.

3. Get things done in a timely manner. We all have stuff to do during the day. Try arranging your schedule to where you can get stuff done in a timely manner and get to bed at a proper time. Of course, sometimes life throws us a curve ball, and we have to go with the flow, and work around it. So while this is not the most pressing, it is worthy of consideration.

4. Create visual static in your mind. This is a method Chuck Norris uses. (No, really, read his autobiography). Basically, imagine static as you would see on TV when you get bad reception.

5. Relax your brain and body before going to bed. Try watching some TV or playing a game or two to get your brain focused off of work and allow it to wind down. Also, relax your body, such as by massaging.

And in case all of the above fail:

6. Read your Bible. Whenever I’ve had a difficult time sleeping, I would read my Bible. As I have found out upon my dad’s advice, the Bible has a calming effect upon the mind; which is not surprising, considering it is the divinely inspired Word of God. So try this whenever all else fails.

These are just a few tips that I hope will someone. So good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite!


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2 Responses

  1. Alexrneb says:

    Yes I always listen to something when I go to bed.

  2. Torshan says:

    I like the cold, so I keep a fan running during sleeptime year ’round.

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