I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
As you may know – there is a HUGE sleep problem in the U.S. But did you know that nearly 4 million Americans suffer from insomnia? Make that 4 million + 1. I’m one of those millions of people, but I’m starting to incorporate some better sleep habits in my life, in order to combat insomnia!
One of my favorite ways to start winding down at night – its a warm bath! I love bath bombs and I love the way I can customize my bath experience with them. Sometimes I use a bath fizz with lavender in it, and the smell and color of the water all start to lull me into a sleepier mindset!
Here are some of the things I’m trying, to help me achieve a great restful night’s sleep..
- GET ACTIVE EARLY: Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t just start when the sun sets. Exercising early in the day can strengthen your circadian rhythm, helping to bring on sleepiness at night.
- GET COMFORTABLE: Remind your body that it’s time to wind down. Relaxing activities, like taking a warm bath, can help transition you from daytime to bedtime.
- SIGN OFF: Put away your electronic devices one hour before you head to bed. LED lights from mobile phones and tablets can activate the brain, keeping you from falling and staying asleep at night.
- GO DARK: Block out the light. Light and darkness are natural reminders that tell your body when it’s time to rest. Light during the night can send messages to the brain telling you to “wake up!” before you’re ready.
I know that getting a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep has so many benefits that empower me on a daily basis! I’m adopting some of these simple shut-eye strategies to help me get a better night’s rest. Perhaps the hardest tip for me to put into practice – is signing off from social media at least one hour before bedtime!
It’s difficult for me to ignore the computer – but I know how much it’s gong to help my overall quality of sleep – so I am doing it!
One way I’m making it easier to avoid social media for an hour before bed, is to take the charging stations for my iPad and iPhone out of my bedroom. For me- out of site sometimes translates to out of mind! I’m also working on setting up an automatic “out of office” message for people that email or message me after I’ve shut down social media for thee night.
Have you tried any of these healthy shut-eye strategies? If not – why not start trying them out with me this month! Next month I’ll report back how they have been helping me, and I’d love to hear how the month went for you as well!
To learn more about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep visit: Wanttosleepmore.com