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Better Sleep Edition

This month is all about your personal sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is crucial for any human who wants to feel more energized, focused, and grounded in their life.



If I could be a professional sleeper for a living, I would do it in a heartbeat. I feel like I am obsessed with sleeping.

From a young age, I have always valued sleep. As time went on, I realized that not everyone enjoyed sleeping like I did. In fact, some people had major sleep issues (Sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, etc.) This month is all about your personal sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is crucial for any human who wants to feel more energized, focused, and grounded in their life.


Why is sleep hygiene so important?



Having good sleep hygiene can help improve your brain's performance, mood, and health.

People with good sleep hygiene get sick less, maintain healthy BMI, have lower cortisol, and get along better with others.

Think back to a time when you were not getting a lot of quality sleep. You had a new baby or you started a new work schedule. How did you feel? I would bet not so great.


What if I told you it was all because of your lack of consistent sleep? That's right. Consistent sleep has so many great benefits.


Tips For Better Sleep Hygiene




Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time every morning. -Set an alarm. Also, maintain the times during the weekends. If your bedtime is 10 pm the latest you should be going to bed is 10:40. Be as consistent as possible


Is your sleeping area sleep ready? Is your bedroom quiet? Dark? Relaxing? At a good temperature? Do you have a white noise machine? Your sleep surroundings should match your mood before bed which should be comfy and calm.


A rule I like to implement and use is no TVs in the bedroom. When a Tv is present it is very easy to fall into old habits and not go to sleep. Use your bed only for sleep and sex.


If you have not already purchased a charging port station. An hour before bed place all electronic devices on the charging port station. Settle down by reading a book, or by doing some mindful breathing exercises before bed.


No eating after 7 P.M. You also want to avoid eating large meals late, as well as caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.


This may get me in trouble with my nighttime gym goers, but the CDC advises us to Excercise early in the day. Exercising at night can actually make it harder to fall asleep.



Teas That Help You Sleep






Chamomile-Drinking chamomile may help you relax before sleep. This tea has been clinically proven to increase sleep quality.


Lemon Balm- A good option for you if you're struggling with restlessness and anxiety before bed. It has also been used as an alternative treatment for insomnia.


Lavender tea- Made from the flowers of the lavender plant, which has long been used for its calming and relaxing properties.


Passion Flower Tea- 1 cup per day for 1 week significantly improves subjective sleep quality. Passionflower tea has a similar effect on the body as chamomile tea does. Like chamomile, passionflower can help reduce anxiety in your brain


Let me know in the comment section what sleep techniques work for you !


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