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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!

Benefits of Healthy Sleep

Create a restful environment

Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping. Make it a stress-free zone free of clutter. I don’t know about you but I can’t sleep in a messy room. Often, this means cool, dark, and quiet. Exposure to light might make it more challenging to fall asleep.

Did you know that getting enough sleep can improve your memory, focus your attention, and boost your creativity?

De-stress before bedtime

To keep daily stressors at bay, be sure to relax and clear your mind each evening so that you can enjoy a restful sleep. 

Your body needs time to shift into sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity such as reading, taking a bath, or yoga, might promote better sleep.

Tip: At least one hour before bed, put away all electronic devices and use your time to unwind by taking a hot bath, reading, or meditating.

I enjoy playing restful music our current favorite is Deep Sleep by Yellow Brick Cinema from Amazon Prime Music. Check it out here.

Another way I like to whine down right before going to sleep is to listen to 100 quotes by Guatama Buddha from Audible. Check it out here.

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Skip liquids at night

To avoid interrupted sleep, I suggest that you limit liquids in the evening.

Tip: Be sure to get enough water early in the day so you can cut down your water intake about one to two hours before bedtime.

Get Cozy

Feeling a little pampered as you fall asleep can take relaxation to a higher level. From your pajamas to your bedding, feeling comfortable and snug makes a world of difference.

Tip: Invest in quality sheets, blankets, and pillows.

Use a Weighted Blanket

weighted blanket is designed to be therapeutic for anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, stress, autism, and more. We’re biologically programmed to feel calm under an even layer of weight on the body. Weighted blankets help trigger the release of the Happy chemical serotonin.

What do you do to help you get a good night’s sleep?

Elite Fitness Trainer Kristin

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