Tips to relax your eyes and get quality sleep
The Eventus Recruitment Group shares the following tips to help you relax your eyes and get quality sleep.
Tips to relax your eyes
Eye strain can occur whenever you focus on anything, from reading a book to watching TV. Use the 20-20-20 rule: Let your eyes take a break every 20 minutes or so by looking at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Close your eyes and rub them gently, as if tickling them, for 20 seconds. This reduces strain and provides instant release. Alternatively, rub your hands together and gently press the heels of your palms onto your closed eyes. The heat from your hands relaxes and soothes strained muscles.
Look at an object far away for 10 to 15 seconds, then gaze at something up close for 10 to 15 seconds. Then look back at the distant object. Do this 10 times.
How to get quality sleep
Don’t spend too long in bed
If you have trouble falling asleep. don’t start going to bed earlier. Reduce the time you spend in bed and you will crave more sleep, fall asleep faster, and find that the quality will improve/
Stop clock watching
It’s tempting to look at the clock every time you wake up up to monitor how little sleep you are getting. This increases the pressure to fall back to sleep. Set your alarm for the morning, then avoid looking at it again.
Don’t lie in bed awake
If you can’t get to sleep, get out of bed. Lying in bed awake will make you feel frustrated and you will subconsciously link the bed to feeling stressed. So leave the bedroom and do something relaxing like read a book in another room. Then when you are tired, go back to bed.
Manage your thoughts
A busy mind can keep us awake, so write your thoughts down before you hit the pillow. This can be a therapeutic way of clearing your mind.
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