Sometimes getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done. Did you know that not getting enough, quality sleep can impact your body in several ways like increased weight gain, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of chronic pain and injury, and weakened immune system.
Here are few things to help you get a great night’s sleep:
- Try to go to bed before 10:00pm will greatly improve the body’s natural ability to heal. The most restorative sleep that you will get is the sleep you get before midnight.
- Have a set daily bedtime routine, go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time even on the weekends to keep your hormone cycle regular
- Keep the temperature of your bedroom between 18-20°C.
- Try playing some white noise like the sounds of rain or the ocean
- Make sure to block out the light in your bedroom or use an eye mask
- Keep all electronics out of the bedroom
- Have a calming, caffeine-free tea before bed like a mixture of chamomile, oatstraw, valerian or passionflower