The lack of sleep affects us all, but is a good night's rest keeping you from reaching your goals?

Sleeping soundly during your 20s? What’s that?

It’s sad, but I know that I’m not the only one who laughed at that thought because of how true it is. I don’t think I’ve gone through one day in my 20s without saying, “I’m tired,” at least once a day.

Now that I’m in my late 20s (eek!) and working a full-time job, sleep still doesn’t come easy. I crave sleep (yes, crave) after a late morning meeting at the office, before, during, and AFTER lunch, and when I get home at night before working on my Etsy shop. Get me a pillow already.

However, even with my busy work and personal life, I’ve found several ways to fall asleep quickly and consistently each night.

1. Read something.

And I mean read ANYTHING. Read a few chapters from the book you recently purchased. Read an article from a newspaper or magazine you love. Just read. (Though, it is a good idea to avoid reading anything from your phone or a screen because of the pesky blue light that interferes with our sleep cycles.)

Reading tells our brains to slow down – something that’s much needed after a long day. Scanning the pages will also help your eyes feel heavy and allow you to wind down from looking at a screen all day.

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2. Take the time to write a few thoughts down.

For the longest time, I would write in a journal before going to sleep every night. I never realized how much it helped with my sleep patterns until I stopped doing it.

Find a cute notebook and write about the day you had, the dreams floating in your mind, or wishes for the remainder of your week. Writing things down will help you to clear your mind of stress and worry before settling in for a good night’s sleep.

You won’t need to worry about your goals while you’re sleeping because they are right there in your notebook waiting for you when you wake up. Settle in with your journal, turn the temperature down a few degrees, and you’ll feel sleepy in no time.

3. Invest in a comfy mattress.

Seriously. No long explanation needed here. A comfortable mattress that will last you for years to come is worth the splurge. You won’t be getting a good night’s rest on a mattress that you hate!

With that said, I’m extremely thankful for my Yogabed Unplug™ luxury foam mattress. The mattress is comprised of the Yoga Comfort System™, an advanced layered system specifically designed to optimally support the body by dispersing weight evenly and reducing pressure points that cause tossing and turning.

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If there is any change you’re thinking about making with your sleeping habits, upgrading your mattress should be the first step. It’s foundational to a good night’s sleep!

Yogabed Unplug

The Yoga Comfort System is built on four core layers including a 1” Yoga Instant Response Foam, a 2” YogaGel, a 6” Breathable Foam Base, and finally a 1” Support Base. Combined, these elements work together to replenish the body, quiet the mind and nourish the soul. The best part? The Yogabed Unplug™ starts at just $349.

Yogabed Unplug™ mattresses are compressed and shipped for free in a cardboard box. When removed from the box, the mattress expands into its final shape making it easy to move into your home. In addition to their 10-year limited warranty, the company also offers a 180-night trial period, during which the mattress may be returned for free for a full refund if it’s not the mattress for you.

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A restful night of sleep has been essential in helping me reach the goals I set for myself, like adding new prints to my shop every week. I couldn’t be more grateful for the impact these changes have had on my mind and body.

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What are your best tips for a good night’s sleep?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yogabed. The opinions and text are all mine.