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Mar 19, 2019 05:35:04

Re: What's your bedtime hacks to get a night of restful sleep?

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Brian Ball

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@jasonleow - three hacks that work well for me. 

1. Get some exercise - go extra hard on the bike or run or weights to push into the sweat zone. 

2. Ear plugs - all the traffic noises outside startle me - these help calm the lizard brain. 

3. Get up early - by getting up early, you'll be ready to go to bed early - when you go to bed early, if you need to, you can sleep more than you think you need 

As I spend much of my day learning and practicing new things, I need the extra sleep to consolidate my learning. I find that waking up naturally in a well-rested state does wonders for your emotional well being as well. When I don't get enough rest, my fear and anxiety about life is high. When I'm well rested and willing to go back to bed or lay down to recover properly, I'm much more calm and confident.

I double-down on sleep by getting up earlier than the rest of the family and the city for that matter. ( up at 4:30 am this morning ) When I get these early mornings to myself, I'm done with my work before most people start their day. That just feels like a secret super power.

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    @brianball Ear plugs or a white noise machine are very helpful when trying to sleep in noisy environments. I have also found an eye mask to be helpful when you can't fully black out the environment. I like tilting the day toward an early start as well and keep it consistent every day of the week.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 19, 2019 06:28:17
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    @brianball wow 4:30am!? You're hardcore man

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 19, 2019 20:55:19
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