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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Before Moving Day

Moving day is a lot of work, even if you have packed everything and are ready to go. You’ll need rest to get through it.

The trouble is that a big day can make it hard to rest, especially if you tend to worry. Try these tips to help you get more rest and panic less the day before your residential relocation.

Adjust Your Routine

For many people, the week before the move involves a lot of late nights. It’s easy to stay up late, past your regular bedtime, while cleaning and packing.

Of course, your body will adjust to the routine that you give it. For example, if you are routinely up until midnight in the two weeks before a move, you’ll have difficulty getting to bed before that time.

Instead, try shifting your routine gradually. For example, go to bed 15 minutes earlier each night for a week.

Ease Up on Caffeine

Along with those late-night packing sessions, it’s easy to get used to using caffeine to help energize you. In addition, it can help you keep going when you start to get tired.

But once your body gets used to that caffeine, you will have a more challenging time functioning without it. About 5 to 6 hours after consuming caffeine, you may suddenly feel tired.

Do it gradually if you need to cut back on your caffeine consumption. For example, instead of making a full cup, make a half cup.

Eat a Light Meal

You might think of your body as handling its processes so that you don’t have to. But digestion can throw a wrench into your plans.

As soon as you eat, your body starts working to digest the food. Eating a late meal starts the digestion cycle later, messing with your energy levels.

Large meals take longer to digest than smaller meals, so it’s best to go light when you need good rest. You don’t have to go to bed hungry. Consider breaking it up into two smaller meals, if necessary.

Relax Before Bed

Some people can switch from a busy task to sleep in moments, but this doesn’t work for everybody. Many people need some relaxation time before bedtime.

Even if you’re feeling busy and overwhelmed, giving yourself 20 minutes to wind down is wise. In addition, the act of performing your nighttime routine may make it easier to rest.

If you can, avoid scrolling on your phone or getting distracted by a device. It’s better to read a book or do a hygiene regimen instead.

Focus on Rest

Once you get to bed, you might feel that your thoughts are racing too fast to sleep. At this point, you should focus on rest.

Even without sleep, you can still get some of the same benefits from rest. Lay down, close your eyes and try to think about something comforting.

Being afraid that you won’t sleep can make it even harder to get to sleep. However, if you can avoid turning it into a race, you might be able to trick your brain into sleeping anyway.

The Key to a Successful Moving Day

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to having a good moving day. So is hiring an expert mover. Contact us to get started with a free quote and plan your upcoming move.