Brain Tip of the Week: Create an Evening Routine

It’s no longer news that a good night’s sleep is essential to living a superhero life. Sleep is when your body repairs itself and builds muscle. It’s also when you take your short-term memories and consolidate them into the long-term.

Sleep also improves your creativity and focus AND reduces stress. When we don’t get enough sleep, it greatly compromises both our mental and physical health. When I had my breakdown a few decades ago, I wasn’t sleeping, which surely contributed to my ending up in the hospital.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough sleep. And if you’re too busy to sleep, it means you need it even more than most people. That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to create an evening routine.

Getting on a schedule is one of the best things you can do for a good night’s sleep. By setting a regular bedtime, you train your body and brain to start slowing down at certain times.

There are several other things you can do as well. Don’t drink or eat stimulants before bed. Exercise each day so you’re tired. And do something to help you unwind each night. I like to put my thoughts on paper to clear my head – but you could go for a walk or meditate or have a cup of tea.

So this week, set a bedtime and pick a few things you’d like to do each night so you can get a great night’s sleep. Here are a few ideas to try.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

It’s no longer news that a good night’s sleep is essential to living a superhero life. Sleep is when your body repairs itself and builds muscle. It’s also when you take your short-term memories and consolidate them into the long-term.

Sleep also improves your creativity and focus AND reduces stress. When we don’t get enough sleep, it greatly compromises both our mental and physical health. When I had my breakdown a few decades ago, I wasn’t sleeping, which surely contributed to my ending up in the hospital.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough sleep. And if you’re too busy to sleep, it means you need it even more than most people. That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to create an evening routine.

Getting on a schedule is one of the best things you can do for a good night’s sleep. By setting a regular bedtime, you train your body and brain to start slowing down at certain times.

There are several other things you can do as well. Don’t drink or eat stimulants before bed. Exercise each day so you’re tired. And do something to help you unwind each night. I like to put my thoughts on paper to clear my head – but you could go for a walk or meditate or have a cup of tea.

So this week, set a bedtime and pick a few things you’d like to do each night so you can get a great night’s sleep. Here are a few ideas to try.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

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