How to Get the Absolute Best Sleep of Your Life | 8 Simple Tips

If you’re curious about getting the absolute best sleep of your life, then you’ve come to the perfect place.

In this detailed guide, I’ll share how I’ve gone from waking up multiple times each night to falling asleep like a baby and staying there for 7-8+ hours every damn day.

Now I won’t beat around the bush here, I’m hitting you with straight anecdotal evidence here. What the kids call “bro-science” around the interwebs.

But that’s perfectly fine by me.

Why?

Because I’ve been waking up feeling the best I’ve felt in years. Fresh, energized, and damn near ready to pop out of the bed and take on the day.

If you’re ready to feel that way, keep on keeping on. Aka keep on reading. Everything you need to know about getting the best damn sleep of your life is found below.

8 Simple Tips to Ensure the Best Sleep of Your Life

Now we’re getting to the good stuff.

Enough of the fluff, let’s leave that sh*t to ye pillow. It’s time to dive in and snuggle up.

Here’s some simple tips you can use to ensure the best sleep of your life:

  • Embrace Movement, Expel Energy

This is the first and absolute most important part about getting the absolute best sleep of your life.

You MUST embrace movement and expel energy during the day.

Part of your sleeping issues, probably the main part, is that we live sedentary lifestyles. Almost all of us sit around way more than our ancestors did.

We sit at a desk or stand in front of the computer for a majority of our lives. We sit when we eat. And we lay down to watch TV.

The fact of the matter is we’re rarely in continual movement.

We’re rarely expending that much energy on a day to day basis.

Then we wonder why our minds won’t turn off when we get in bed each evening. They’re not tired! Your body isn’t exhausted from the day you just lived.

Think about it…

Think back to the last time you went on a long hike. I’m talking 2-3 hours up a mountain.

If you’ve ever done that and you’re anything like me, after that long hike where you expended a ton of energy, you were shoot.

Every time I go hiking, I instantly get back to my apartment and pass out. Sometimes I’m even too tired to shower.

My body is exhausted and my mind is begging me to sleep.

This is how you SHOULD feel after each and every day of your life. Like your body is begging you to get some sleep and the mind is more than willing to oblige.

Just try it out.

Go to the gym each day. Actually work up a real sweat. Exhaust the body a bit. Then later on in the day, try going on a 30-45 minute walk. Maybe do 15 minutes of yoga an hour before bed.

Hell, have some sex while you’re at it.

Then tell me you’re still not ready for bed. After working out, doing your daily work activities, going on a nice long walk, and having some sex…

If you’re still energized and awake after all that, then I’m not sure what to tell ya.

Hiking in Ibague, Colombia.

  • CBD is the KEY

Now, the embracing movement and activity I mentioned above is absolutely ideal for falling asleep quickly.

When you want to avoid laying in bed wide awake as the night drifts on.

But what happens once you actually get to sleep?

For me, I used to fall asleep at a decent hour often, but then I’d wake up once or twice in the middle of the night for no apparent reason.

The following morning I’d feel drained because my deep sleep got interrupted a couple times because I couldn’t stay asleep.

Luckily, I found an insanely simple solution to this issue.

These days I sleep for 7-8+ straight hours. Deep sleep. Waking up feeling refreshed.

How?

I started taking CBD oil.

CBD oil for sleep is one of the best nighttime supplements I’ve ever found. It’s truly a miracle oil.

I take one dropper of CBD oil during the day and another two droppers about 1-2 hours before I plan to be asleep.

While CBD oil doesn’t seem to help me fall asleep if I don’t stay active during the day, I certainly notice I stay asleep once I’m out…when taking CBD.

I also notice I wake up feeling far more refreshed when taking CBD oil than when taking any kind other kind of sleep supplement.

Although I have started stacking CBD oil with other stuff as of late.

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  • Keep Your Room Cold

This one isn’t actually me “bro-science” but some real science in their as well.

Now, I’m going to paraphrase the book, “Lights Out” here, but bear with me.

The book basically states that we sleep better in the cold because our gut bacteria aren’t moving as quickly when we’re trying to sleep in cold temperatures compared to hot ones.

That sleeping in the cold lows down metabolic function and whatnot – causing the bacteria to slow down, as well.

This allows the body to protect itself against the bacteria in our gut. It’s essentially an antibacterial strategy developed over the years to keep our bodies protected against harmful bacteria growing out of hand inside you.

For you…

This means sleeping in cold rooms. As cold as you can stand comfortably.

Turn that A/C up at night and keep things well below 67- 68 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep.

  • The Bed is For Three Things

Many people struggle to relax once they get in bed because they try to do too many things in bed.

Many people watch TV in bed. Others scroll through their phone mindlessly for hours on end. Some bring their computer into the bedroom and type with that bad boy on their lap.

All horrible things to do if deep sleep is what you’re after.

No, ladies and gentlemen.

The bed is for three things, and three things only. What are they?

Sleep.

Sex.

Fiction reading.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

If you only do those things in your bed, you’re sure to get much better sleep. Hell, I almost guarantee it.

Make your bedroom a place of rest and relaxation. Not a place filled with electronics.

Only go to the bedroom when you’re ready to sleep, have sex, or read a few minutes of fiction before dozing off.

This will establish a schedule and rhythm in the bedroom that facilitates far better sleep.

  • No Lights, Ladies and Gentlemen

Which brings me to my next point.

Get all light out of your bedroom.

Blue lights are poison to a brain trying to fall asleep.

No phones. No TV. Not even computers in the bedroom.

Even the faintest drop of light from these devices can make it harder for the mind to drift off to sleep.

If you have to have an alarm clock, place the phone face down and as far away from the bed as possible. Set the alarm and then don’t check your phone again.

Furthermore, make sure you have blackout curtains on the windows. Something like this is all you need.

I’m 100% confident that less light in your bedroom equals better sleep. It’s a damn near guarantee.

  • Don’t Discount Diet

Your diet plays a role in how you sleep as well. Why? Something to do with that whole gut microbe thing again.

Luckily, it really doesn’t have to be complex here.

Just stop eating processed food.

Eat whole, unprocessed foods.

Organic fruits and vegetables.

Meats and potatoes.

Seeds, nuts, etc.

It doesn’t need to be rocket science. The only goal is to aid the body in digestion and decrease inflammation as much as possible.

The main things to avoid?

Sugars.

Alcohol.

Smoking.

All three can hinder sleep, especially the booze. But don’t just take my word for it, just look at this source for more on why boozing before bed is a bad idea.

  • Calming and Quiet

Another simple yet essential way to improve your sleep quality, just keep your bedroom room as quiet as possible.

The less noise in your room, the easier it will be to fall asleep and stay asleep.

If absolute silence is impossible where you live, which will be the case for many, than adding some consistent white noise can help drown out random noise that can wake you up from a deep sleep.

Generally, I run a fan all throughout the night. Just a small one like this.

The noise from the fan movement drowns out all other random noises throughout the night – allowing me to stay asleep for 7-8+ straight hours.

Highly recommended if you live in the city.

For travelers, I usually just download a free fan app on my phone and run it through the night.

While I far prefer the actual fan and will buy one if I’m staying in the city for a month or more, the app does the trick while on the road.

Healthy food taste better too. Ceviche in Lima, Peru.

  • Supplements to Step Things Up

Last, but not least…

There’s a few more sleep supplements I take each night to ensure I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night.

Here they are:

  • Tart Cherry Juice Extract: Great for getting to sleep. Helps with inflammation. Highly recommended if striving to get the absolute best sleep of your life. This is the brand I use.
  • Ashwagandha: Supposedly relieves stress and restlessness, which is why I take it at night. Seems to help in some ways, although I don’t notice a massive difference, just falling asleep 10-15 later, when not taking it. I take this brand. 
  • Chamomile Tea: I down the above pills with a double-strength glass of Chamomile Tea. It’s calming and promotes deep sleep. I take this tea.

The combination of taking these three supplements an hour before bed + the CBD oil is all I take for sleep.

I’m exceptionally confident this combination will help anyone and everyone get better sleep, especially when combined with the advice above.

While it’s not going to provide Valium-like results, it’s the closest I’ve gotten.


How to Get the Absolute Best Sleep of Your Life

That’s about all I got.

My absolute best tips and tricks to ensure you get the best life of your life.

Guaranteed.

Te lo juro.

Ok, maybe not guaranteed, but I’ve found it damn near impossible to not get amazing sleep when following the tips above.

Especially with the CBD oil in the mix. The stuff is a true game changer for me.

If you’ve got ay questions about getting great sleep, feel free to sound off in the comments section and I’ll do my best to get back to you with only the finest “bro-science” freemium content can buy.

Until next time,

Jake

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Jake D

Travel junkie turned blogger. Location independent. From the Midwest, but often based in Latin America. Big on beaches, rumba, and rum. Addicted to the gym. Committed to showing a different style of travel - one that involves actually interacting with locals and exploring different cultures.

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