First things first: a much-needed dose of hilarity. Meme incoming!
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But, all memes aside (ugh!), sleeplessness and other sleep-related issues are plaguing the world. Data attests to it. Between March 2022 and May 2022, insomnia has been one of the most consistently searched sleep-related terms on Google.
Stress, mental health issues, increased screen time, blurred lines ill-defining work and personal time - reasons for sleep loss are myriad. So, where do we even start to recalibrate how we have come to sleep?
By being diligent about leaving the day out of one’s bedroom!
Here we have six simple steps that will help you prioritize quality sleep over time.
- Work-life balance isn't just a fad.
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- Focus on your environment.
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You cannot ignore the role your surroundings play in getting a good night's sleep!
Run a simple check on these three things:
- Keep the room dark and cool
- Keep no (or muted) gadgets in the vicinity
- A noise-free room
- Pre-plan the next day
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We are better prepared when we know what we have to look forward to. This also allows us to look at the following day with a faraway vision.
Jotting down what we need to do or accomplish the next day can help us have a clear head and strip us of any anxieties or needless rushes.
It does not even have to be a work to-do; these pointers could be as simple as calling up a friend!
- Build & maintain a self-care routine
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Self-care is a very intimate act. Taking care of oneself can be very relaxing and soothing.
In fact, this routine can be different and unique for everyone. Experiment and figure out what works for you: it could be a hot shower, a skincare regime, or even putting on your nighttime aesthetics like eye masks or burning incenses.
After a long, tiresome day, it is vital and healthy to give yourself a much-needed break to pamper yourself! Once you establish a unique, calming routine (kudos to you!), look forward to this every day because it's yours, and you deserve it!
- Play soothing soundscapes or bedtime stories to fall asleep to
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With increased stress and anxiety disorders faced by people of all age groups, the market for innovative relaxation techniques is also expanding.
Bedtime stories, soundscapes, ASMR, meditative music, and Yoga Nidra are just some of the examples of this ever-growing segment.
Neend's App features a plethora of such stories and stories to put you to sleep every night! Stream in Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, and Tamil languages: https://bit.ly/neend-app.
- Take melatonin-rich supplements
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Melatonin is a hormone which regulates sleep cycles in our bodies. It gets produced in response to the environmental darkness.
Melatonin supplements can promote sleep and relaxation in people dealing with sleep-related issues without any side effects.
Neend's Sleep Gummies are rich in various natural ingredients like chamomile and melatonin, which can nod you off to sleep in less than 15 minutes!
Try it out today at: https://shop.neend.app/
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