Excessive Sleep Makes You Lazy and Poor

Sleep is necessary but annoying to me. If it wasn’t for sleep, I could get so much more accomplished. I could read more books to increase my knowledge. The average CEO reads 60 books a year.  How many books do you read a year? Knowledge is power. Powerful people have money. Weak people with no purpose look forward to sleep and are sad when it’s over. If you look forward to sleep because you can’t wait to hurry up and get it over with, to wake up and get back to work, then you are actively engaged in something you love and you are living a life you love. 


Do you sleep like a baby? Think through the ramifications of your answer to that one. The smartest people are all insomniacs. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” William Somerset.

Tips for getting plenty of rest and feeling rejuvenated.

Go to bed and rise at the same time each day and night even on the weekends, keep to a pattern so your body develops a sleep pattern and sleep clock. Arise early around 6:00 am every day and be in bed by 11 pm.

Free Your Mind

The more relaxed your mind is throughout the night, the more quality rest you’d get. Some people prefer to read a book. It is advisable to be something that’s not business-related but more of a leisure and enjoyable bedtime story. Make a list of to do for the next day before you go to bed so that you can relax without worrying that you have forgotten something. Check your calendar and schedule for the next day so that you are prepared for tomorrows event’s before you go to sleep.

Take a Warm Bath or Shower  Taking a shower or warm bath before bed enhances proper blood circulation which helps prevent cramps during the night. It also has a very soothing psychological effect as you’d feel relaxed and ready to jump in bed.  Keep it Cool – Temperature is critical. Your mattress absorbs heat. Therefore, if it’s not a cooling one, you would definitely have hard times sleeping properly as you are likely to wake up sweating in the middle of the night. Keep the room temperature cool. 


Work Out Wisely

The best time to workout is early in the morning before work, that way you are energized for the day. Late hour workouts are definitely to be avoided. Early morning workouts enhance your lifestyle and definitely make you feel healthier. Aromatherapy is quite beneficial. And, with the convenience of an oil diffuser, you can experience it in your bedroom without any issues. Add Soothing Sounds. A lot of people love the sound of rain or the ocean or waves or other soothing music can settle the mind and help you sleep. Practicing Deep Breathing reduces stress and anxiety, hence alleviating you from any pressure you might have felt before going to bed.



Get a Comfortable Mattress

There are many types of mattresses available and quite a few specifications to account for. Be certain your mattress is firm enough to provide you with the necessary support but not too much so that it feels uncomfortable. Vary Your Sleep Positions.  Make sure you sleep in a position that you are comfortable with. Sleep in a manner which is natural to your body. but vary your positions throughout the night so you don’t wake up stiff or with aches and cramps.


Benefits of Visualization and Meditation

Visualization, meditation, and positive affirmations can help you achieve calmness and settle the mind before bed. they help decrease the likelihood of awkward dreams. Enjoy your sleep but don’t love it too much that you are preventing yourself from achieving all you can be.  Often signs of excessive sleep can be indications of depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress,  and a lack of hormones. If you are experiencing this problem check with your physician.

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