Last night I didn’t sleep very well. Went to bed at a good time however it was well past 1:30 am before I was asleep and it was before 6 am when I was awake. I can not function on that little sleep and today I am reminded how so important it is to get a good nights sleep most if not all nights of the week.
Here are some ideas for a good nights sleep: Optimizing your sleep
• Drink plenty of water, dehydration causes the body to feel stressed and the stress hormones are awakening hormones.
•Do you best to minimize the bright lights (fluorescent lights) at least 2 hours before going to bed.
•Sleep in a totally dark room.
•Avoid the consumption of stimulants (caffeine, sugar and nicotine) after lunch.
•Become aware of how desserts at dinner containing alcohol, sugar and or caffeine affect you because again these might stimulate and cause trouble sleeping.
•Eat balanced meals, particularly at dinner.
•Exercise. This will help you sleep better at night. However be aware of the time of day you exercise/train, as intense training after supper can increase cortisol levels and make it hard to get to sleep.
•Consider moving electrical appliances in your bedroom to the other side of the room from the bed.
What do you do to get an excellent nights sleep?
Just a thought. Wendy Bottrell, Holistic Wellness Coach, http://www.visionquestwellness.com