Better Sleep Tidbits


BETTER SLEEP TIDBITS

BREATHE DEPPLY

This technique helps reduce your rate and blood pressure, release endorphins & relaxes your body, priming you for sleep.

GET COMFORTABLE

Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet.

STOP
SMOKING

Nicotine is a stimulant, so it prevents you from falling a sleep. Plus, many smokers experience withdrawal pangs at night.

BAN BLUE LIGHT IN THE BEDROOM

Insomnia feeds on the minor details of modern life, like the soft blue glow from a cellphone, PDA, or digital clock resting on your bedside table.

SPRAY A SLEEP-INCLUDING SCENT

Certain smells, such as lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang, activate the alpha wave activity in the back of your brain, which leads to relaxation and helps you sleep more soundly.

CREATE A BEDTIME RITUAL

Do the same things each night to tell your body it’s time to wind down. This might include taking a warm bath, reading, or listening to soothing music preferably with dimmed lights.