3 Essential Steps Before Going to Sleep

Having a healthy and good night’s sleep is vital because it can have a strong impact on your overall mood. Brilliant ideas or concepts may be easy to stumble upon if you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. However, for some people, getting quality sleep is hard to come by.

Now, the question is: How can you achieve a good night’s sleep? As E. Joseph Cossman once stated, “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” In other words, giving up is not the best option. Instead, we should seek refuge in peaceful slumber.

There are many ways you can do to help you attain this. First, you must put away all your mobile devices and follow these three essential steps before going to sleep:

Step 1: Say a prayer

In prayer, you utter the most powerful words. God knows what is in our hearts even before we say them out loud. It is indeed a wonderful blessing to have an audience with the Lord. Everyone is welcome to seek guidance from Our Heavenly Father.


Young boy saying a prayer.

Each day is an ongoing struggle. We constantly face adversities in our daily lives. As the Good Book says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm,” (Ephesians 6:12-13). We are locked in constant spiritual battle and we need the help of God. When we forget to pray, we go into battle unarmed.

Prayer works. Circumstances change for the better when people pray. Diseases can be healed, strength is restored, and hearts are enlightened. Do not forget to pray for others; it can help them immensely.

Reading the Bible can uplift your spirit. Pray first before reading the Bible. Ask God to open your heart and mind to the gospel and it will lead you to the righteous path. This will put you in a positive mindset to appreciate the spiritual benefits of reading the Holy Bible.

Step 2: Read the bible

The single most important book ever written is the Holy Bible. You may feel uplifted during times of despair by reading the Good Book. It will help you get closer to Our Mighty Creator.

Before closing your eyes, read a few pages of the Bible every night and reflect on what you have read. Your goal is to fill your soul with God’s teachings and obey them. After a hard day’s work, all your worries and cares will be swept away after reading it.

Reading the Holy Bible.

Did you know that it is possible to read the entire Bible in a year if you spend about 15 minutes each day? In our world, there are many temptations. By reading the Word of God, we can overcome temptations. Moreover, if you develop a strong relationship with Him and adhere to His guidance, you become spiritually armed against any kind of temptation. After reading the Book of God, get ready to have a wonderful dream.

Don’t forget to turn off the lights. It can help you save money on electric bills

Step 3: Turn off the lights

Sleeping with the lights on may prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Studies show that long-term exposure to unnatural light cycles may have an adverse effect to our general wellness and may increase health risks.

Lights off.

In the evening, keep your sleeping environment dim because it can promote well-balanced blood levels and hormones, as well as melatonin, which can significantly suppress the growth and production of breast tumors. According to medical research, breast cancer is five times more prevalent in industrialized nations compared to developing countries.

So before you finally close your eyes, turn off the lights, keep your room at a cool temperature and gently fall asleep.

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