How To Get a Better Night's Sleep
If you're having trouble sleeping, today's article may just be the winning ticket for healthy and natural tips, tricks, and ideas to implement into your sleep schedule. Today we're talking all about Sleep Hygiene. Sleep is often the first to go in our over packed schedules, but I want to encourage you to take a moment and re-adjust your mindset around the importance of sleep. Why? Skimping on sleep can lead to a multitude of health problems, including but not limited to:
Loss of Focus/Mental Clarity
High blood pressure and heart disease
Weak immune system
Ladies, you can't afford not to get a good night's sleep. Grab a pen + paper, take notes, and remember, no "artificial bandaids"! As Blossoming Mommy and Baby women, you know the importance of getting to the root of the cause and today we'll be providing you with simple solutions in hopes to help you achieve just that!
5 Steps for Getting a Better Night's Sleep
Unplug at least 1 hour before bed
Turn your phone off (yes, this means no bedtime scrolling!), unplug from the computer, turn off the TV, and just be present. Indulge in a great, light read and let your body unwind. Get in the habit of taking a delicious bubble bath a few times a week for an ultra relaxing routine before bed.
Aromatherapy- diffusing lavender is an excellent and calming remedy
Cool Temps- not too hot, not too cold, make sure your room temperature is just right.
Your diet plays a HUGE ROLE in the amount and quality of your sleep. Eliminate all caffeine (found in coffee, tea, chocolates, etc) at least 2-3 hours before bedtime, depending on your sensitivity level.
Make sure you're eating a well balanced meal throughout the day for an optimal night of rest
Breathing + Relaxing Exercises
Take time to control your breath each night. Sit at the edge of your bed and place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Close your eyes. Inhale for 3 seconds and exhale for 3 second. Let your body slowly unwind as you continue this exercise until you feel that your body has released.