Updated: Mar 26
Sleep is essential for us to function optimally. We all know what it feels like when we pull an all- nighter or simply experience a poor nights rest. If you're like me, you feel like death.
I have always slept poorly and am prone to insomnia. I have trouble shutting off my mind and this prevents me from drifting to la la land. One bit of information that most people are unaware of is that a poor night's sleep can cause a rise in insulin and increased appetite for carbs the next day. Who needs that nonsense? Not me! #sleep
Here are some quick tips to help you get a better sleep:
-go to bed at the same time each night
-follow a bedtime routine to mentally prepare your body to transition to sleep
-avoid any screen time for at least 1 hour before bed
-avoid caffeine after noon
-drink a decaffeinated tea designed for bedtime
-take a warm bath with epsom salt
-no television in your bedroom
-keep your room cool
-make sure to have room darkening shades or curtains
-use a white or pink noise machine
-try a magnesium supplement to help calm your body
Please rest and recharge tonight.