We all know how important it is to get plenty of sleep but we also know that we are not all getting all the Zzz’s we need.
Sleep is important!
Sleep deprivation impairs your judgment, makes the body retain fat, your body is unable to repair properly from training, and you can increase the chances of early Alzheimer’s.
Tip for better sleep!
Create a restful environment
Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Exposure to light might make it more challenging to fall asleep.
Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a bath or using relaxation techniques, might promote better sleep.
Create a tech-free zone
You want your room to be as dark as possible, so remove all cell phones, computers, and tablets. Make sure your television is off and that your devices are not going to light up in the middle of the night. The light gives off by these devices can affect your sleep.
Schedule your sleep time
Go to bed at the same time every day and wake up at the same time every day.
Don’t exercise right before bed
Exercise can definitely help you sleep more soundly. However, exercising right before bed can disrupt your sleeping patterns. Unless it is a relaxing yoga routine.
Use a Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is designed to be therapeutic for anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, stress, autism and more. We re biologically programed to feel calm under an even layer of weight on the body. Weighted blankets help trigger the release of the Happy chemical serotonin.
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Hi!! I'm Kristin McConnell, creator of Innovative Health & Fitness, I am a wife, mom of two an oil lover, and an educator. I believe health is a multi-faceted journey that I approached holistically. Therefore, as a personal trainer, health coach, wife, mother, lover of nature, all to help live a more abundant life.