by: Yuri Elkaim

Hey, it’s Yuri from Healthpreneur. I want to talk with you in this video about how to sleep better, how to sleep better as an entrepreneur, because as you know, you may have experienced some times where you go to bed at nights, and you’ve got a lot of things going on in your mind. So this happened to me last night. This actually happens to me quite a bit, so I want to share two things that have, that worked really well for me.

Can You Relate To This Scenario?

I think the reason this is important is because if we are not sleeping well, as you know, you can’t perform well, right. , Two nights ago, my kids were staying up till, like, midnight. I’m like, “What are you guys doing?” They’re normally in bed by 7:00, 7:30. They’re home right now on March break, so you can hear some craziness in the background.

But I told them, I’m like, “Hey, guys, think about an iPad, right. What happens with an iPad if you play it all day long? Well, it dies, right? Now, what happens to you if you don’t get any sleep? The same thing. Your battery is going to die.” Now, the sad thing is, our youngest one, who’s five years old, actually thought he’s going to die, and I think he kind of misconstrued the story, so that was my bad, but I had to reassure him, you’re not going to die, you’re going to sleep to recharge and build your battery backup for tomorrow.

Anyways, so I was thinking about this because I’m like, if the kids aren’t sleeping properly, they’re just a friggin’ mess the next day, and most of us are as well, in terms of not being able to focus and so forth.

Brain Dump Before Bed

So one of the things that I found really helpful, if you’re someone who has a lot of stuff on your mind, is, before you go to bed, like right before you go to bed, just take out a journal and just do a brain dump.

Write down everything that’s on your mind, like everything you think you have to do for tomorrow, all the little incomplete type of things, like, “I’ve got to do this. What if this happens? Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah.” Just write it all down on a piece of paper, get it out of your mind, and that just kind of your subconscious mind more reassurance that it’s stored somewhere else, that you can remember it later.

CBD

So that’s the first thing. The second thing is, and I don’t recommend this for everyone, again, your point of view on this is up to you, so a good buddy of mine runs a CBD oil company, and a couple of months ago he gave me a CBD vape. I never use it. Last night I decided to give it a shot because, kids were going a little bit nuts, I had a little bit of muscle, neck pain up here from a workout, and I’m like, “You know what? Let’s try this CBD thing out.”

So I had my vape, took a couple of puffs, and in case you’re not aware of the benefits of CBD, I’m still not fully up to speed on it, but apparently it’s really good for relaxation, pain relief, all that kind of stuff. I have some friends that have been using it for improving their sleep, so they talk about it, taking it before bed, it improves their sleep.

So I decided to run an experiment last night, so I did, I had a couple of puffs of the CBD, later on in the night, around 8:00 or so, and when I went to bed, what I found really interesting is that I wouldn’t say that I sleep as well as I used to. There’s a lot of turning and tossing around at night. I’m very, I think, a lot lighter of a sleeper than I used to be, and one of the things I noticed last night was I slept, like, it was deep sleep for a long period of time. I woke up this morning and I’m like, “Hold on. That was an interesting experience because I slept pretty deeply for most of the night.”

What Do You Think Of These Ideas?

So those are two things that, now, I’m not going to do CDB every single night. I don’t really think it’s a healthy way to get your body to sleep. If you have to rely on some kind of external substance to sleep better, that’s probably not the best thing. But I just wanted to share a little experiment that I had last night, that worked pretty well, but above and beyond that, I think really just getting stuff out of your head, writing it down in a journal or on a piece of paper is really important to get stuff off your head and allow you to go to bed not worrying about that stuff, because you can’t go to sleep when you’re thinking about a thousand things, right.

So that’s my challenge for you today, is to just go to bed, clear mind, focus on your breathing, not the stuff you have to do tomorrow, or the stuff that’s coming out of your bank account, or whatever it is, okay. So, hope this makes sense for you. If it does, great. If there’s anything else that you have done to improve your sleep, I’d love to know in the comments. Just let me know below. I’m always looking to try new things. For now, hope you have an awesome day. I’ll see you soon, guys.