Quality of things in life often outweighs quantity and sleep is not any different. Paul said people feel cheated when they miss an hour or two of sleep. Nevertheless, 6 or 7 hours of sound sleep beats 8 or 9 hours of tossing and turning.
A reason you may toss and turn is if you eat too much or too little before sleep. If you eat too much your digestive system is to alert and eating too little interferes with rest. Heavy blankets may also interfere with your deep sleep, so change your blanket to a light one and put some drops of essential oils on your pillow. Lavender, marjoram and neroli possess calming properties.
Paul said taking an author to bed can also help with calming yourself down as you lose yourself in the book and relax. However, he also said not too lose sleep over not sleeping! He said it’s best to think of not sleeping as part of your adventure of not knowing what is around the corner in life: “Who knows what you will discover about yourself in the tranquil moments of half asleep?”
People with clear consciences also sleep better so this is yet another reason to be nice during the day! If you are nice and you have tried oils and reading and keeping blankets light and all of the other advice around and nothing has changed, maybe your bed partners are the problem! Paul said one of the most common sleep disturbances is one’s partner. This doesn’t mean you need a new partner, maybe just ear plugs!