🎯 Today’s Mission:
To successfully complete today’s mission:
- ✅ Set a “Shutdown Alarm” to go off 1 hour before you need to be asleep.
- ✅ When the alarm goes off, start getting ready to go to sleep. Try to stop all stimulating and energising activities. Rather, start doing more relaxing and calming activities.
- ✅ Brainstorm in your Sleep Journal what changes you could make to your bedtime routine to help you feel more relaxed and calm in preparation for a better night’s sleep.
- ✅ [OPTIONAL] Share with us, in the Sleekgeek Sleep Challenge Support Group, a pic of your “Shutdown Alarm” set and let us know what you’re going to try doing less of or more of once the alarm goes off.
- ✅ Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.
💡 More Info:
Today is when you decide if you’re serious about sleeping better or not.
Over the next few days, we’re going to introduce you to some of our absolute best tips for getting better sleep. However, it’s all useless if you don’t get into bed early enough.
Getting your butt into bed is your #1 priority when it comes to getting enough good quality sleep.
This is where you have to be a responsible adult about your bedtime rather than re-living your childhood tantrums or teenage rebellions against going to bed.
We understand that certain responsibilities may prevent you from getting into bed at the time that you would like, but activities like watching television, browsing social media, playing computer games, and other non-essentials that help you “unwind” are not good enough replacements for actually getting enough sleep.
We’ll help you figure out the best way to prepare yourself for a good night sleep soon enough, but for now, we want you to commit to getting into bed at a reasonable time if you can.
⏰ Set a Shutdown Alarm:
One of the best ways to make sure that you get into bed early enough to get a great night’s sleep is to set a “shutdown alarm”.
A shutdown alarm should go off 1 hour before you need to be asleep.
Use the alarm as a cue to stop all stimulating or energising activities and begin more relaxing, calming, and sleep-inducing activities instead.
When that alarm goes off, you need to switch gears.
Everything you do from that moment onwards should be focused on helping you fall asleep easily.
You can also use your shutdown alarm as a cue to remind yourself how terrible you feel when you’re sleep-deprived and how great you feel when you wake up well-rested.
The shutdown alarm is all about making sure that you give yourself enough time to do everything you need to do to get a good night’s sleep.
Don’t let your bedtime fly by.
As they say, “You can’t catch a fish if your line isn’t in the water“.
You have no hope of getting enough good quality sleep if you aren’t getting into bed early enough to get it.
Let’s catch some Z’s tonight!
✅ Mission Accomplished?
Fill in the form below once you’re done to keep track of your progress.