Evening Prayer 6 | As Daylight Fades Away

Difficulty going to sleep at the end of a long day leaves you physically and emotionally drained. Sleep helps you recover and replenish so that you can face the next day recharged and ready. Sleep is a vital key toward living a happy, healthy life.

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Here are some excellent pointers I found to help you get a good night’s sleep:

Establish a regular sleep time. Go to bed at the same time every night. Wake up at the same time every morning. Do this even on weekends. Trying to catch up on your sleep over the weekend may sound like a good idea but it wreaks havoc on your sleep schedule.

While it’s tempting, avoid vegging in front of the TV immediately after dinner. Go for a walk or a short bike ride after dinner. Nothing too strenuous. It’s a good way to allow your meal to digest and avoid an unexpected surge in energy just before bedtime. While it’s tempting, avoid vegging in front of the TV immediately after dinner.

Create a good sleep environment. Make your bed comfortable. Be sure that the room is completely dark. Light can cause you to wake back up. The flickering light from your TV can disrupt your sleep. Keep your bedroom cool so that your body cools down before you go to sleep.

Wind down an hour or two before bed. Turn off all screens. That includes your phone, laptop, and television. Light emitted from electronic devices keeps you awake and alert resulting in poor sleep quality.

Stretch your body or take a shower before you hit the hay. This will help you calm down and relax, preparing your mind and body for a good night’s rest.

Evening Prayer

In addition to these helpful pointers, I suggest ending your day in prayer is an excellent way to prepare your mind, body, and soul for a good night’s rest. Prayer helps us unload our burdens and reminds us of all that went right today, especially amid a day that didn’t go according to plan. Spending time with our Higher Power at the end of the day helps you keep life in perspective and gives you a chance to recall all the things you have to be grateful for in your life. Rarely is anything as bad as it seems in the scheme of things. No doubt there are some things in life that leave us breathless. What better way to grapple with them then tapping into the magnificent power of the Lord Almighty?

I pray all is well with your soul and that you get a good night’s rest.

Peace be with you.

Blessings,

The Devotional Guy™

 

References:

For Methods to Help You Have a Good Night’s Sleep (2018) retrieved at https://www.wikihow.com/Have-a-Good-Night%27s-Sleep

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