Did you know that the average person spends a total of 25 years asleep? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S., 40 million people are suffering from chronic long term sleep disorders. It seems annually people are struggling to find sleep. But there are many persons who are falling short and not sleeping enough because of one unfortunate reason. They have loved and being hurt and they just can’t get a decent rest and forget their pain.
I read somewhere that the average koala sleeps on average 18-20 hours . That’s a lot of hours. But when you consider the many benefits of sleep such as reducing stress and anxiety, boosting energy levels and increasing productivity, perhaps you need to get the sleep you deserve and forget about that loser who messed with your feelings and move on.
So here is how you can sleep like a Koala and move on after a major heartbreak.
Stay away from meds
It is easy to get tempted with the idea that meds could get you of your depression and sadness. Truth is that it is your battle to fight. Forget about meds. Rather than think about sleep inducing meds, think of improving on your sleep pattern. At the long run this will save you from addiction.
Improve your breathing
According to Dr. Andrew Weil on his website, “Breathing strongly influences physiology and thought processes, including moods. By simply focusing your attention on your breathing and without doing anything to change it, you can move in the direction of relaxation.” Performing a breathing exercise eases your mind and takes your thoughts away from that person who shouldn’t have been in your life in the first place.
Listen to the right sound
What you listen to has a profound effect on the quality of your sleep. While noise can keep you up all all night, listening to soothing sound can help you have blissful rest. After suffering a major heartbreak listen to some classic sounds like from composer Richard Wiseman and Olafur Arnalds to get your thoughts relaxed.
There is no need to starve yourself when a relationship doesn’t work out. In fact this is the perfect time to find the diet that will make you healthier in better shape. According to research, eating a small portion of food that is rich in carbohydrates can help you sleep better.
Have a list
Rather than being consumed on why a relationship didn’t work out, it is time to be grateful for the things you have and appreciate these things. This is why having a list could be a solution in helping you get the sleep you deserve even after a breakup. Listing down your problems and possible solutions for them helps you get out distracting thoughts and focus on sleep. You worry less about the problems when you have a list, but rather you focus on solutions instead. According to a study, this action makes you to be more relaxed and set for a good night’s sleep.
Don’t smoke before you sleep
For some, when under stress it is believed that smoking will keep them relaxed. However nicotine is a stimulant and this may not be what you need if you want to get more sleep. Rather than give you a good night’s sleep expect to wake up several times throughout the night.
Take a warm bath
Take a warm bath before sleeping. Having a warm makes you feel fresh and new and ready to face a new day. Having a warm bath can have a psychological effect as it could make you enjoy a period of self-acceptance and looking forward to a new day of so many possibilities.