How to Sleep Well If You’re a Blogger, 4 Practical Ways

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How to sleep well, 4 practical ways

This blog has recommended many tricks for bloggers.

Today’s tricks enable you to sleep well.

Bloggers need to sleep soundly so they can be productive both online and off the computer.

The post includes things to help people sleep well: bedding products, schedule changes, fitness and nutrition, and apps.

Although guest author Paige Jirsa offers tips to help bloggers sleep soundly, anyone can benefit from these suggestions.

Why Good Sleep Is Important For Bloggers

Paige Jirsa

Bloggers tend to spend an exorbitant amount of time on their computers. This is true whether they are working for pleasure or for business purposes.

There are many different physical results that are connected with this type of computer use. Some bloggers will experience breaks in their sleep patterns when trying to rest at night. This is associated with brightly lit devices, such as laptops, PCs, and notepads being used before bedtime.

Along with having an effect on your sleep, long hours of blogging can result in other physical concerns if not moderated. These include weight gain, high blood pressure, vision problems and even depression.

Let’s take a look at some ways to improve your sleep experience.

Get Better Bedding Products 
Once you’ve completed a day of work, it is important to get the proper amount of rest. Studies show that 8-hours of sleep are recommended. Having better bedding products is one way to achieve this goal. This means finding the right mattress that allows you to relax and is tailored to your body. My Best Mattress, named the best mattress of 2019, is also a helpful option.

Limit Work Hours 
There are several good steps that will help you to get more fulfilling sleep as a blogger. Along with making your bedroom comfortable and conducive to sleep, limiting your work hours is beneficial. This can be done by taking regular breaks from sitting in front of a computer screen. It is also possible to limit these hours by splitting up activities that do not require computer tasks. 

[Host Blogger’s Comments about time management:
Stay regimented! If you only allocate a certain amount of time daily to do a task, stick to it. If you allow certain days of the week to do a certain task, stick to it.]

Schedule Your Breaks 
It is important to take breaks no matter what type of work you do. This is a time that allows for rejuvenation during the day. Scheduling these breaks throughout your workday is healthy and will benefit your sleep experience. Studies have shown that spending time outside can significantly reduce stress and improve health. 

Improve Fitness & Nutrition 
Taking advantage of the time spent away from work is essential. This is especially true for those trying to maintain their fitness and nutrition. Blogging requires a lot of time sitting in one position, which is not usually healthy. Instituting fitness programs and a nutritional diet is connected to getting better sleep long-term. There are lists of symptoms that are experienced by bloggers who work long hours. 

Some of these result in memory loss, decreased productivity, and less overall productivity. This could also mean financial losses for those blogging for work. Monitoring the time spent on devices and taking an adequate number of breaks is helpful. This along with purchasing comfortable mattresses and bedding can help you to avoid a lack of sleep. Productivity increases when this factor is taken care of.

Author Bio: Paige Jirsa- I work with Top10.Today, a shopping comparison site, where we strive to help consumers find the best quality and priced products.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

These simple daily habits will also help you sleep well:
Get up earlier. I know people find this difficult. I set two alarm clocks and have no trouble.

Still struggling?

Drink water. Why is this a great tip?
If you get up earlier, the rest of your family is still sleeping and your pets are also. There is no guilt you might feel from neglecting family members and pets to have “you time.”
Also, you’ll start your day feeling super productive knowing how much you accomplished in the wee hours of the morning.

Use apps to help you sleep

Are you familiar with the aSleep app? I’ve used it successfully for years. The app offers many choices of sounds that make “white noise.” My favorite is Wind. The app is free.

Wrapping Up: How bloggers can sleep well

In closing, bloggers need to sleep soundly. Many have full-time jobs and then come home and blog until bedtime.

Also, if you sleep well, you might be able to get up earlier. If you get up earlier, the rest of your family is still sleeping and your pets are also. There is no guilt you might feel from neglecting family members and pets to have “you time.”

Also, you’ll start your day feeling super productive knowing how much you accomplished in the wee hours of the morning. Following these tips will help you go a long way.

Readers, please share so other bloggers and people struggling to sleep, learn about these things to help you sleep well.

This post was made possible by the support of our readers.

  1. Vashishtha kapoor

    Sleeping well is a very difficult thing for me as a blogger because most of the times when you’re unsatisfied with your work, you look for more things to do and take a lot of stress. This happens with me which makes my sleep worst.
    Furthermore, it also causes acute headache in the morning which is horrible. I have been in that situation.
    But now, I go to bed and close my eyes early in the night so that I will get good sleep and a fresh start to the morning when I wake up.
    Thanks for your guide and suggestion of asleep app. I will use that too.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Vashishtha,
      I had no idea how much blogging interferes with people’s sleep until I read the comments on this article. I’m glad you seem to have solved it. Thanks for writing with your ideas so other people can benefit. I’m also trying to go to sleep earlier. Have you had a chance to try the Asleep app yet?

  2. Ryan K Biddulph

    Yes you definitely need to limit work hours. I have seen this; if I overwork, I sleep poorly. If I work ample hours and rest a bunch, I sleep like a baby. Always a by-product of pulling back on work.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      Ironic. I find if I overwork, I’m more tired than usual. I guess everyone is different. Thanks for commenting!

  3. PurpleSlob

    Paige, thanks for these timely tips. I need to start sleeping better. Our bed needs to be replaced, for 1.
    BBFFJ, how do you always find these great blog contributors??

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      Thanks for writing, your compliments are always so sweet. I believe Paige originally contacted me.

  4. Vishal

    woah this is an increadible post. i think this blogging makes my mind sick. i think i am suffering from insomnia. i really don’t know what to do… do you have any suggestion for this kind of thing.. feedback always appreciated.

    • Janice Wald

      I would read the other comments here. People are writing with suggestions. Try to get your mind off the blogging. That’s what I do and then I fall to sleep.

  5. Lisa Sicard

    LOL Paige and Janice, did you write this for me? Limited work hours as been tough since I went full time. But I know an 18 hour day is way too long for me. Done a few. I try to keep it to 10-12 hours per day and try to take Sunday off and work only 4-6 hours on Saturday. When I first started full time I was taking it easy on Mondays and Fridays, no more. I do consulting, training and management for clients besides the blog. But I do LOVE it!
    I no longer leave my phone nearby, that helps, I don’t hear any notifications to awake me. That’s been a big one for me. Thanks for the tips!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lisa,
      Putting your phone out of reach is a great idea. The Apple iPhone even gives notifications telling me how often I’ve touched my phone the previous week. I always try to beat that number. Thankfully, there is no longer a little ping when I get a WordPress notification. I was very distracted by that. I wanted to respond right away. Thanks for writing with your suggestion. I’m glad your consulting business is taking form regarding your schedule.

  6. Ingrid

    Wow, this post came at the right time as I have been experiencing problems sleeping. Thanks Janice for sharing. xx

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ingrid,
      I’m glad my post was timely for you. Thanks for writing. Have you tried the aSleep yet? It really helps me fall asleep quickly.

  7. Gaurav Kumar

    Hi Janice,

    To sleep well one should have relaxed mind. To relax your mind your can meditate for couple of minutes or stop thinking about anything else.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gaurav,
      When I find I’m preoccupied and can’t sleep, forcing myself to think of something else always does the trick. Thanks for commenting.

  8. Moss Clement

    Hi Janice,

    These are terrific tips, and i do need them a lot. The truth that sometimes it becomes difficult to sleep, especially when I have uncompleted projects for different clients. I like hitting my target and when I fall short of it, sleep goes away. However, I love to take short breaks, it helps me rejuvenate my energy and come back with full strength and focused. Drinking water as you mentioned also help me calm the body and make me sleep well.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Moss,
      It sounds like you’re freelancing career is skyrocketing! I’m happy and excited for you. Drinking water seems to be a popular tip for relaxing the body. Thanks for writing.

  9. Abdullah Prem

    Shared a lot of tips and i would like to thank you again for this type of content which gives important to bloggers health. Daily i used to play soccer at evening times which makes my mind fresh and body active. I normally take cold bath before sleeping and used to drink lot of water. But now i’m playing Pubg night time like 1 hour daily and sleep.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Abdullah,
      Thanks for contributing to the discussion by sharing what works for you.

  10. Luna Maya

    This post came at the right time as I have been experiencing problems sleeping. Thanks Janice for sharing

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