It's a brand new week and often a great time to set new intentions so how about improving on your sleep hygiene.
Sleep truly is your rest and repair time and it's integral to your health. Some very basics practices as those suggested here can help you get a great nights sleep.
- Stop eating at least two to three hours before sleep time (this allows your body to focus on cleaning and repairing rather than digesting)
- Begin to dim the lights throughout the house to mimic the setting sun and help your circadian rhythm to calm and prepare for rest.
- Avoid blue lights such as all monitors/screens - big or small.
- ( I suspect you know this yet are you practicing it? Time to start!)
- Keep your bedroom cool as we sleep much better with a cooler body temperature.
- Keep your bedroom as dark as possible and quiet as well. Use a fan if needed to muffle out noises and wear a sleep mask for compete darkness.
- Set a great intention as you drift off and envision awakening feeling refreshed.
- If taking a warm bath, ensure it's an hour or so before bedtime allowing your body to cool down before you hit the sheets.
You may not ace all of these steps right away yet be diligent, choose a few and begin creating a super sleep routine. With consistent practice you'll start to imprint better habit pathways that eventually become routine.
Keep this Tips Sheet and Dr. Jockers infographic on hand and pass it on as well to help your people sleep better too. It's a win win win for us all to be better rested.
We are nicer, more functionally fit humans in this state. ☺
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Teri Gentes - Whole-self Lifestyle Wellness
A health nerd in most every way, Teri Gentes is committed to helping you implement healthy practices in all areas of her health. Click here to find out more about her.