Did you know that sleeping well directly impacts your mental and physical health AND it determines the quality of your life while awake? Yep! If you’re not getting the proper quality sleep, it can take a serious toll on your energy, productivity, emotional wellbeing and physical health.
It’s our duty to share simple, yet important changes that you can make to greatly enhance how well you sleep so that you wake up feeling sharp, balanced, and full of energy all throughout the day!
We’re going over 4 simple steps you can implement TODAY to start getting better sleep tonight!
Please feel free to experiment with the following steps and find ones that work the best for you:
Pay Attention To Your Natural Sleep-Wake Cycle
It’s widely noted that if you keep a pretty regular sleep-wake schedule, you’ll feel much more refreshed and energized throughout your days than if you have a random sleep schedule that you alter.
You can lock in and keep up with your natural sleep-wake cycle by going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day. What does this do? It helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep.
Choose a time when you normally feel tired and go to bed then. When waking up, you should do so naturally, (without an alarm) if you’re getting enough sleep.
This is going to break your heart, but you really should avoid sleeping in, even on the weekends! If you sleep in on the weekends, but wake up early throughout the week, you’re going to experience jetlag-like symptoms. This is not good!
Choose What You Eat and Drink Before Bed Wisely
You should never go to bed hungry or stuffed, and it’s smart to avoid any heavy or large meals within a few hours of bedtime. Why? Because your discomfort may keep you up at night.
In addition, anything with nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol should be drank with caution before bed, too. These beverages have stimulating effects that can take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep.
Create An Ideal Sleep Environment
Your room should be ideal for sleeping! We have a variety of items available to you in store or on our site that will help you create an ideal sleep environment – from beds and pillows to relaxations devices and bedroom accessories, we have you covered.
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You should want to ensure your room is cool, dark, and quiet. Try to avoid light-emitting screens just before bedtime and opt for more calming activities like taking a bath or using relaxation techniques.
Worrying and stress can seriously disrupt your sleep, so try to resolve any worries or concerns you might have before bedtime. Consider jotting down what’s on your mind and then set it aside to talk in the morning.
You could start implementing stress management techniques like getting organized, setting priorities, and delegating tasks to help ease any anxiety.
Getting better sleep that is high-quality doesn’t take much effort, if you know what steps to take to get there!
Do you have a go-to sleep regimen that leads to quality sleep? Feel free to share it in the comments below or on social! We’d love to know your thoughts.