We spend 1/3 of our life sleeping. This investment can pay handsome dividends if we follow sleep hygiene. On the contrary, if we ignore sleep hygiene then we fail to capitalize on this investment and as a result, we wake up tired, run out of energy in the afternoon, and end up living a suboptimal life.
First rule of sleep hygiene is to create a sanctuary for sleep in your bedroom. Get TV, laptop, Smartphone and iPad out of your bedroom. Put dark drapes on the windows. Keep your bedroom dark, cool, and quiet. Make sure your mattress is comfortable. Keep the wall color dark. And hang a nice poster on the wall that will set the tone for sound sleep. Here are my favorites from http://www.allposters.com.
Do you have a personal favorite? Please share it with us.
And always, Sleep Well, Lead Well. Sleep Well, Live Well.