5 Simple Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Go For Digital Detox

Known to reduce your time to fall asleep

Use of electronics (phone, tablet or television) too close to bedtime gives confusing signals to your brain that it’s not night yet. It disturbs your body clock circadian rhythms and prevents you from entering your much needed dream sleep cycle.

Avoid electronic interaction 60 minutes before bedtime for a better chance at getting a good night’s sleep.

Eat Light and Eat Early

Proven to reduce disturbed sleep

Your daytime eating habits play a role in how well you sleep. Especially in the hours before bedtime. Cut back on  sugary foods and refined carbs to find your Zzzzz’s faster.

 

Exercise During the Day

Produces sleep regulating chemicals

Try to finish moderate to vigorous workouts at least 3 hours before bedtime. Relaxing, low impact exercises like gentle stretching and yoga can help promote sleep.

Control Light Exposure

Support sleep inducing hormone

Expose yourself to light exposure in the morning. Spend more time outside during daylight hours. Let as much natural light into your home or workplace as possible. Say no the the late night television, When it’s time to sleep, keep your room as dark as possible.

Clear Your Mind

Reduce thoughts that impact your sleep

Residual stress, worry and anger from your day can make it very difficult to sleep well. Before bed, try one of these and see which works best to free your mind. Take a warm shower or bubble bath, read a lighthearted book, meditate, have sex, do yoga or gentle stretching or pick your own relaxing activity.

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