Bed Time Ritual Tips to Set You up for your Nursing Day
Get Into Something Comfy
You choice of sleepwear is essential, and making it a ritual can help you establish a “getting ready for bed” routine that will help you shut down more easily and get more restful sleep. Wearing something different every night or not putting any thought into what you’re wearing is one way to leave it to chance and get varied results.
Do Some Light Stretching
The night-time isn’t the right time for extreme exercise, but you can do some light stretching so that you’ll be able to fall asleep faster with fewer aches and pains. Rarely do we prepare ourselves for a night of rest, but it is a good idea to stretch muscle and tendons before an 8 hour block of non-use.
Stretching helps get the body in alignment and can prevent you from waking up with stiff muscles and joints. No matter your lifestyle, whether you spend your days sitting in an office setting or moving around a lot, stretching helps to calibrate the body and get it ready for sleep, and gets things off to a better start in the morning.
Set the Right Temperature
Getting the temperature right is one of the most important things you can do to improve your sleep. Waking up in the middle of the night because it’s either too hot or too cold is a sure way to disrupt your sleeping cycle and make you feel groggy the next day.
Keeping your sleeping quarters in the comfort zone for sleep is essential, and you’ll wake more refreshed in the morning if you make sure the temperature is right before you hit the hay. Contrarily you could be up several times throughout the night adjust the temperature and your bedding due to lack of planning.
Listen to Soothing Music
Putting your mind in a state that’s conducive to sleep is what it’s all about when crafting your bedtime habits. Putting on some Classical or New Age music can help your body relax, and your mind calm down
Instead of listening to something that is stimulating or that could give you a headache, switching it over to a lighter sound can really help. Experiment with different types of music to see which one helps you fall asleep better.
Write Out Your Top 3 for Tomorrow
If the stress of tomorrow is creeping into tonight, write out the three things you definitely want to get done tomorrow. You’ll be turning these over to your subconscious mind while you’re sleeping, and you’ll wake up with idea on how to get them done more efficiently.
How It Helps: When your mind is racing and coming up with all sorts of things you need to do tomorrow, you can help the situation by identifying the most important things and you’ll literally rest assured knowing that they’ll get done.
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