It’s been well-established that optimum health is difficult to obtain without a solid foundation of sleep. If you have a hard time getting enough quality sleep, reset in 2019 by establishing better bedtime rituals or night habits, also known as sleep hygiene. These habits will help you get the most out of your Zs, which could, in turn, positively impact your physical and mental health.
Stick to a schedule.
Go to bed at the same time every night, and wake up at the same time in the morning. Yes, even on weekends.
Keep your bedroom cool.
The rainy season might tempt you to crank the heat, but ease up at night. The best temperature for sleeping is around 60 degrees.
Put away electronics.
Watching TV, scrolling through Facebook, or checking emails before bed can be disruptive to sleep. The last hour before bed should be screen-free.
Make a ritual.
Instead of watching Netflix until you conk out (guilty), get ready for bed like you get ready for the day. Your ritual could include a warm bath, aromatherapy, journaling, reading, meditation — really, whatever makes you feel relaxed and happy.
Staying active improves your ability to sleep well, just as sleeping well improves your ability to recover and get stronger. Just try to avoid strenuous exercise three hours before bedtime, as it will make you feel more energetic.
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