In the process of learning lucid dreaming, it is helpful to optimize your sleep to ensure mental clarity and energy. If you carry your worry and stress to sleep, then you will not have the awareness to realize when you are dreaming. Therefore, it is helpful to do certain tasks to relax your restless mind before going to bed.
Here are some tips to help calm you down before going to bed:
1. Meditate Before Going to Bed
If we carry negative or chaotic states into our sleep state, these will be reflected and manifest in our dreams. The following morning, we would often wake up with negative feelings including fear, dread and apprehension.
2. Avoid Having Meals 2-3 Hours Before Bedtime
Digestion requires a lot of energy from our body.
3. Avoid Screens (TV, Laptops, Cell Phones) 1-2 Hours Before Bed
The blue light from these devices signals to your brain that it is still day time so your body produces less melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep. Read more