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Adopting Healthy Sleep Habits
Sleep is a HUGE contributor to our quality of life and somehow seems to be the first pillar of health to hit the back burner. We are wearers of several hats with multiplying to-do lists and constant stimulation, but that should not translate to evading healthy sleep habits altogether.
Logging in ample amounts of deep, invigorating Zzz's is not only necessary, but it is extremely healing. Sleep is a form of self-care. When we hit the mattress, we’re giving our mind, body + soul the restoration it deserves.
Whether you are a morning lark or night owl, it seems to all come down to one key element: routine. Below are a few tips and tricks to help create a daily routine to log a deeper, dreamier sleep.
Adopt a sleep schedule.
Adopt a Nighttime “wind down” Routine
Transitioning straight from a busy day without properly disconnecting doesn’t give our brain time to unwind. It will still be working at the speed of our day making falling into restorative-like sleep nearly impossible and no one wants to roll out of bed feeling unsettled, unrested and uninterested in life no matter what side of the bed we wake up on. There are numerous ways to create a sleep conducive environment, but here are a few of my favorite methods.
Everyone is different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t adopt a routine that suits our lifestyle leaving us at day’s end, deep in dreamland. In the give and take in life, make sleep non-negotiable. Start with a list of 5 things that help you unwind and put them into practice. Waking up energized and empowered is the definition of self-care.
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