It’s all about training your brain. Give it the chance to race around like crazy and keep you awake all night and it will be in its element – and you will get little to no sleep. Stop it dead and you will fall straight to asleep. That is a simple formula and it just takes a bit of practice to master it. The technique involves catching thoughts and stopping them before they have time to take off. Think of them like little streams of water flowing that can be easily damned.
There are other techniques to learn as well. As a writer I get up really early, sometimes between 3 and 4 a.m. Mostly, however, it will be between 4 and 5 a.m. That means that by 10 p.m. I am struggling to stay awake but I push myself to write another article before retiring.
Climbing into bed with my eyes watering from tiredness before I know it its morning and I am doing it all over again. Getting up during the night when nature calls may be a strain on the body if one can’t then go back to sleep. The same technique applies. Don’t let the brain take off in different directions with thoughts and plans, and so on.
We mostly all lead busy lives and writing is a constant stimulus on the brain and that has a long-term health effect on the whole body. Making sure one walks and exercises appropriately is important for the brain and sleep. A hard day’s work or even a few hours spent in the garden will work wonders to make you tired.
The subjects I write about are no strain as I have memory of my reincarnation and with a link to the Spirit of the Universe, the real God, it feeds me information for a good article. That means there is no real thinking required to do it. When one has to dream up things to do or to write about the brain is likely to become too active for sleep.
Know your topic and whatever job you do you will get rewards that will satisfy your intelligence and help overcome the restlessness derived from worry and stress. These are also triggers to poor sleeping habits.