ESSENTIAL HOW-TO SLEEP TIPS
V here offering you sweet pillow talk about dreamland where we spend about one-third of every day of our lives. Talk about sleeping your life away! However, it is necessary.
Why am I even talking about sleep when it’s something our bodies do so naturally?
The simple truth is that sleep doesn’t just happen like when you were younger and could sleep all day! Even infants need to learn to fall asleep and sleep well. What’s important about getting a good night’s slumber?
Good sleep is vital for good health. Sleep deprivation or insomnia can lead to many health issues because:
- It escalates the hunger hormone called ghrelin, which increases food cravings
- It escalates the stress hormone called cortisol, which can cause weight gain, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, manic behavior, hallucinations, osteoporosis and depressed immunity
- It causes elevated blood pressure in people with hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke Learning how to improve your sleep is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity!
The signs of sleep deprivation are irritability, yawning, and daytime fatigue.
How do I get better sleep?
Follow these tips and rest assured that you will feel more rejuvenated and energized than you ever thought possible:
- Practice regular sleep rhythms by going to bed and waking up around the same time each day.
- Create total quiet and darkness in your bedroom.
- Avoid caffeine or reduce your intake afternoon as it affects your sleep dramatically.
- Get regular exposure to daylight for at least 20 minutes a day because the sunlight triggers your brain to release melatonin, which is vital for healthy sleep.
- Eat no later than two hours before you go to bed because eating a heavy meal before bedtime will impede your body’s natural overnight detoxification process.
- Write down any thoughts that are worrying you before bedtime so you can free your mind and drop into a deep and restful sleep.
- Take a hot bath with mineral salts and lavender oil. Raising your body temperature before bed helps to induce sleep.
What do I do now?
As a health coach in the Lehigh Valley area, I help my clients implement these 7 tips and more so they can sleep better and improve their health.
Contact me today to schedule a one-on-one session to get the right support and accountability to help you sleep like a baby!
To your health!
www.healthandpositivevibes.com or email@example.com