|You can feel it when you don’t get the sleep you need.|
Brain fog and no energy is enough to keep you drinking coffee and energy drinks all day with little relief. But what if there was a better way?
I am no stranger to sleeping problems.
I used to have a terrible time going to sleep every night, and once I got to sleep… staying asleep was an issue as well. When it was time to wake up I was still so tiered and I couldn’t get up. I just couldn’t.
|This continued for years… through medical issues, pregnancies, children, work… life must go on whether I have a good nights rest or not.|
So I pushed through… it was hard. I had mental fog constantly and had NO energy. Yet I continued this cycle.
One day I was fed up! I was simply tiered of being tiered.
Deciding to prioritize my sleep was one of the best things I could have done for my health, my life, my family, and my career.
So here are 5 FREE things you can do to promote sleep and rest in your life:
Don’t eat right before bed. Eating dinner or a snack right before bed can keep you awake longer. Plus your digestive system will be working all night to break down that food. And when your body is working it is not resting or healing.
Create a nighttime routine. There is a reason children sleep better when a night time routine is implemented. But it’s not just for the kids, adults have a better nights sleep when they have a consistent nighttime routine. It could be a bath, reading, a cup of warm tea (you can find our organic herbal teas HERE), prayer, stretching, or whatever helps you wind down.
Go to sleep at the same time every night. Going to bed at the same time every night helps to recalibrate your sleep cycle. A circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep–wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours.
Turn off electronics 1 hour prior to bed time. Researches have found that when your exposed to blue light (from electronics) prior to bed, your body doesn’t release much natural melatonin, and your sleep cycle is delayed or disrupted.
Sleep in a cool dark room. Getting comfortable is important for sleep. Sleeping in a cool dark room promotes the kind of sleep we all need.
BONUS TIP: Magnesium could help you sleep. A topical magnesium is my go-to. I even rub some on my kid’s belly!
Sleeping well doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. Try these tips and let me know how your sleep improves!