Better Sleep Checklist

Better Sleep Checklist

Let’s face it, there are a million factors that can cause a less than stellar night’s sleep. It doesn’t have to be that way… the next 5 steps to a more restful nights sleep are proven to help.

Try these 5 steps to a more restful nights sleep

TIP ONE. Unplug and Power Off - Time to step away from the screens. That means TV, phone, computers - if possible, remove from your bedroom. melatonin, the body’s sleep inducing hormone gets interrupted by the blue light from your devices. Create a regular time every night before you head to bed that you turn them off.

TIP TWO. Make Tea for Zzzs - Glow Water Sleep blend is going to create a sensory experience that will relax you and prime your body and mind for quality shut eye. The aroma of Chamomile and Lavender have well known properties that have soothed for centuries.

TIP THREE. Temperature Control- find the right temperature for your best sleep, do you like a warm room with light covers or a colder room climate with a big cozy comforter? This is going to be different for each individual, but just remember that this balance between warm and cold can make a huge difference in your body’s ability to regulate its temperature.

TIP FOUR. Feel the Rhythm- when you start to create a routine sleep pattern for yourself, your natural circadian rhythm will kick in. Try to go to bed at the same time and then also rise in the morning at the same time. But maybe keep the alarm clock as a backup just in case!

TIP FIVE. The last thing that is more of a suggestion than anything is to be aware of ingesting stimulants after 4pm..it doesn’t always apply to everyone but if you’re finding it consistently hard to get to sleep at a reasonable hour, it may be time to cut the late afternoon coffee break and we definitely have an alternative….ReStore! Same applies to alcohol, although commonly thought of as a sedative for most, studies have shown that drinking actually keeps the body awake and can upset the R.E.M. and slow wave sleep patterns needed for the body to repair itself. Best to keep alcohol intake to a minimum and avoid it close to bedtime.