We usually have difficulties with falling asleep at night because we get into bed when our minds are still in work mode trying to solve problems.
The mind needs time to transition out of problem-solving work mode and into a state of relaxation before it can fall asleep. So read a book, watch a relaxing show or listen to your favorite music.
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Before a stressful work event, we tend to worry about what will happen if we don’t sleep well:
If you want more chances of sleeping well the night before a big event, be as physically active as possible the days before.
Make sure to set a time and a structure for worrying and you'll reduce the mind’s need to use worry.
And if you're worrying less—especially at night—you’re much more likely to fall asleep easily and sleep well.
It's a technique for improving the quality of your sleep by using the power of Sleep Drive (the body’s natural need for sleep). Sleep Drive is built during the day: the longer you’re awake the stronger your need for sleep.
Sleep Restriction temporarily restricts the quantity of your sleep so that you’re awake longer and therefore build up more Sleep Drive.
... we make when it comes to sleeping well before a big day:
The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.
Purpose of Sleep:
While even experts haven’t reached a consensus explanation for why we sleep, numerous indicators support the view that it serves an essential biological function.
In adults, a lack of sleep has been associated with a wide range of negative health consequences including cardiovascular problems, a weakened immune system, higher risk of obesity and type II diabetes, impaired thinking and memory, and mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
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