Sleep healthy: tips for your most restful nights
The importance of getting a good night’s rest is often underestimated. However, there are many ways that you can benefit from getting the proper amount of rest. People who get the proper amount of sleep make fewer mistakes and better decisions. They are also more centered and balanced. Arianna Huffington, who is the co-founder of the Huffington Post, wrote about the importance of sleep. She did not realize how important sleep was until she started passing out from exhaustion.
Sleep is the best meditation.
Tips for Getting The Proper Amount Of Sleep
Your digestive system starts working as soon as you eat something. If it is still working while you sleep, then it will be a lot harder for you to fully rest. That is why you should stop eating three hours before you go to sleep. If you must ingest something, try a soothing herbal tea.Do Not Eat Three Hours Before You Go To Bed
Get comfy at home
One thing to remember is that winding down for bed is a process. If you’re still in your office clothes while cooking dinner, you’re not really experiencing anything different than work, are you? Set yourself up for relaxation by changing into some cute and comfy clothes. The athleisure options from Fabletics range from performance-ready to date night, but they’re all constructed to breathe and move so you can pick a style all your own and enjoy being comfortable.
Turn Off the Electronics
Turn off that television, those tablets and your cell phone one hour before you go to bed. These devices are not good to use before going to bed because they stimulate your brain. Try reading a book or magazine instead of working on a device.
No Alcohol Before Bed
You may think those glasses of Malbec is helping you sleep better, but you’re being fooled. Alcoholic beverages contain tons of sugar, so they can boost your blood sugar content and cause you to wake up unexpectedly in the middle of your REM cycle.
Use A Damp Towel to Cool Down
Folding the upper body forward over the lower body can help regulate your nervous system and make it easier for you to fall asleep.
Use Chamomile Extract
Chamomile extract is a natural remedy that can make it easier for you to fall asleep. You can put a few drops in warm water, sip at your pace, and sit back to let your mind and body relax.
Deal with Your Thoughts
Regardless of whether your thoughts are good or bad, you will have a harder time falling asleep if you cannot clear your mind. You should write down your thoughts in a journal. If your mind is on what you have to do the next day, then you should make a to-do list and let it go for the evening.
Try A Sleep Mask
If you are light sensitive, then you may want to use a sleep mask. You can also use blackout curtains for a whole-room effect.
When laying down for bed, concentrate on making your exhales longer you’re your inhales. Not only is mindful breathing very soothing, but exhaling longer helps regulate your nervous system and prepare yourself for a restful sleep.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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