Consistent Sleep Concepts to Consider
♠ One of the silver linings I have found during this pandemic is an opportunity to spend more time in educational settings and free webinars that the health and wellness industry have to offer.
This past week I attended two webinars that were consistent in the ideas being presented about sleep. Since the second webinar, I made a list of the key factors that were presented in both settings and chose a few to focus on each day. In five days since beginning to add in a few of these concepts – I have noticed a change in my sleep patterns and sleep stages.
With such a great response in my own life, I wanted to share with those of you who may find yourself struggling when it comes to sleep.
⇒ Set a bedtime that allows you to get 7-8 full hours of sleep before you must wake up.
⇒ Keep a consistent bedtime to help regulate yourself.
⇒ Set yourself a cut off time for caffeine/coffee prior to 6 pm.
⇒ Set yourself a cut off time for technology.
⇒ Consider not charging your phone by your bedside or in the bedroom at all.
⇒ Turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees or below.
⇒ Get in 20-30 minutes of exercise each day.
⇒ Get at least 30 minutes of sunlight during the day.
⇒ Make your bedroom only a place for sleep. Do not work in your bedroom.
⇒ Finish eating 3 hours before getting into bed.
⇒ Reduce the amount of fluid consumption before bed.
⇒ Take a shower at the same time each night.
⇒ Spend the first 5-8 minutes in bed to meditate or complete a breathing exercise.
Let me know what you think! After a few days of consistency, are there a few that work for you?