Sleep, rest and relaxation are the foundation of the hierarchy of basic human needs.
Start sleeping better tonight by following these simple tips. Don’t ever underestimate the power of sleep!
Let the sun shine in
When you wake, make sure you open the blinds and let the light in to help sync your internal clock to the environment. When your body is aligned with the light/dark cycle, the release of melatonin will regulate which will help you fall asleep easier at night.
Make your bed everyday
It is reported that when people use their bed only for sleep, and not for hanging out, reading or talking on the phone during the day, the better they sleep! Use your bed only for sleep…
Doing a minimum of 1.5 hours of moderate to vigorous exercise a week will improve sleep quality by a whopping 65% (not to mention it will make you look even more fit, slim and feeling fabulous!)
Eat your whole grains
Try adding a cup of whole wheat pasta or quinoa into your diet a couple times a week. It contains almost half of your daily value of magnesium and good ol’ magnesium has a very relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Treat yourself to a tub
Not a tub of ice-cream but a tub of bubbles and hot water! Have a good relaxing “ritual” pre-bedtime is a great way to shed the stress of the day away, and to put your body into a calm and relaxed state before you climb
Set an alarm to remind you bedtime is coming up
Use an app on your phone or your calendar to set an alarm clock 1 hour before your goal bedtime. When the alarm goes off, start shutting down your devices and unwinding and prepping for sleep. Your body will thank you!