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How Better Sleep Boosts Your Writing Skills

Did you think sleeping is a waste of time? No, it can boost your writing skills. Exhaustion kills creativity, and writing might be one of the best ways to relax before bedtime. After 8 hours of sleep, you are more productive, awake, and ready to work. You will write faster after some good rest too.


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Amy Christie

5 months ago | 4 min read
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Did you think sleeping is a waste of time? No, it can boost your writing skills. Exhaustion kills creativity, and writing might be one of the best ways to relax before bedtime. After 8 hours of sleep, you are more productive, awake, and ready to work. You will write faster after some good rest too.

In order to improve your writing skills, get more restful sleep every day [or night]. In this article, I have gathered the reasons why better sleep improves writing capabilities. You also need to know that sleeping matters if you want to become a full-time writer or blogger later on in life [or right now]. Just keep on reading and find out why it’s so important that you go to bed at the right time.

Nine tips for writing well after you wake up:

1. Get eight hours of sleep: writing and reading are connected to sleep cycles. Sleeping well helps you become more productive and creative, therefore writing faster and better.

2. Avoid distractions: it’s hard to write after a long day at work or with all those emails still on your desk. You shouldn’t be writing if you are tired from previous activities too.

3. Drink coffee in the morning: caffeine can make writing easier, but don’t drink another cup before going to bed again [it was probably already too much]. Coffee is good for writing a newspaper article or a blog post that comes straight from your head into your fingertips on the keyboard.

4. Create a ritual: writing is not only typing; writing well is about doing it most of the time. Your ritual can be writing first thing in the morning after you wake up or writing at night before going to sleep.

5. Find a place and set up your writing station: if no one disturbs you and no distractions can get to you, you will write faster and better.

6. Write every day: if you haven’t written anything for two weeks, it’s not too late to start doing it again [however, don’t quit after only one day].

7. Make writing compulsory: push yourself into writing even when your motivation is low. You might feel like sleeping instead of working on the article that should go live right now, but pushing through with it will make you write all the way to the end.

8. Set writing goals: writing faster means writing better too. When writing goals are important, you will keep writing and writing until everything is said and done [or written].

9. Write before going to sleep: if not in bed, then at least somewhere else where you can relax. Your mind is still active when writing before sleep so let it go before you hit the sack for an uninterrupted night’s sleep [with no deadlines or word count requirements].

There are other things that make writing well easier, but getting enough restful sleep is definitely one of them! Follow these tips, and you will see how your writing skills improve after just a couple of weeks of blogging regularly. Try them no matter if writing is your hobby or profession; these tips will eventually help you become a better writer altogether.

You will also need an effective sleep hygiene before you head to bed. Creative a positive and inspired bedtime routine helps a lot with writing as well.

Eight ways to relax before bedtime:

1. Go for an evening swim: swimming is probably the best way to relax, and it should happen right before going to sleep because it makes falling asleep easier.

2. Do some writing exercises: writing every time feels like a chore, but there are writing exercises that can aid relaxation very well [and they won’t take too much of your time]. Try rephrasing sentences two or three times, coming up with synonyms, and then using the opposite word to fill in a blank and coming up with a new sentence including all the words.

3. Read a book: reading works as meditation, and even if you don’t fall asleep while doing it, writing usually comes naturally after some good old-fashioned reading from someone else’s words you enjoy so much.

4. Meditate: writing and meditation are directly connected [and writing is easier when meditation happens regularly].

5. Listen to music: the right kind of music will relax you while writing [or reading, but especially writing].

6. Relax with a cup of tea: taking some time out for a cuppa can make a world of difference when writing, even in the middle of deadlines and word count requirements.

7. Stretch yourself: stretching helps relax your body and mind, which makes writing far easier.

8. Go to bed early: this ensures that you wake up rested and ready for writing without too much exhaustion getting in the way [and writing better after having slept well is as simple as that].

Writing with tired hands is hard at best, but writing with a tired brain is even worse. To avoid writing too much or writing too little, you should be writing all the time while also getting enough restful sleep regularly. So, follow these tips for more efficient writing and get your blog posts ready before midnight comes along.

The new day to start writing will dawn on you soon enough, no matter if it’s your hobby or profession.

Make sure you have no strings attached from yesterday’s writing that could pull you back. Get ready for your best writing after dreaming cozily for 7–8 hours.

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