Trouble Sleeping? Then Take Inventory On What Thoughts Are Going Through Your Head!

If you’re a shift worker who has trouble sleeping then there could be a myriad of reasons why this is the case, but today I’d like to discuss something that one of my subscribers recommended.

Now I don’t ordinarily ‘name names’ (so-to-speak), but I will tell you that ‘Eric’ replied to my one my ‘Healthy Shift Worker’ email tips, and shared with me what he does to help reduce his stress and get a good night’s sleep.

So, what was Eric’s recommendation?

To close the door to your bedroom and take a few deep breathes and think about all of the things that your hard work goes toward.

For example time with the family, vacations, hobbies, and anything else that makes you smile and enjoy life, because not only will this help you fall asleep – but it will help you to fall asleep on a good note.

Sometimes when we go to bed at night (or day) – depending on your shift schedule, it can be VERY HARD to get to sleep because our brains are working overtime. They can be buzzing with all of the things that happened at work that day, making it near impossible to fall asleep.

So I would like to ask each and every one of you who is reading this article right now, to take a leaf out of Eric’s book and be grateful and thankful for your shift working job.

Because many times we question ourselves why we get up at these ridiculous times of day and go into work to a job that we may not necessarily overly enjoy.

So just take inventory and remember your ‘WHY’.

Remind yourself ‘why’ you go into work each day and why you work so hard in your shift working job, because when you do – your whole mindset and attitude towards work can change for the better.

Not to mention it also helps you to get a good night’s sleep 🙂 Thank’s for sharing Eric!

Four Bedtime Habits To Boost Your Energy The Next Day!

1. Don’t exercise in the 3 hours before you go to bed. You should be winding down and getting prepared to rest.

Of course this does not give you permission to do no exercise!
A study showed that people who do exercise for at least half an hour, four times a week, fall asleep 12 minutes earlier and sleep 42 minutes longer than people who do no exercise at all.
2. Schedule Some Laughs. Invest in a DVD set of your favourite comedy and watch a few minutes every evening. Humour distracts the mind from its usual patterns and makes you feel more relaxed and energised.

3. Have an Epsom Salts Bath. Disolve 500g of Epsom salts in warm water and relax for 30 minutes.

4. Go to bed by 9:30. Now this will depend on your shifts, but aim for 6-7 hours of sleep at the very least. Even if you can’t sleep, listen to the radio, soothing music, or just read a book. Resting your body helps restore your energy so that you’ll be roaring to go the next day.
Now good night and don’t let the bed bugs bite!