1. Wind it down.
Create a bedtime routine that puts your mind and body at ease – For example, a warm bath, relaxing music and deep breathing exercises.
2. Unplug your mind.
In the 45 minutes leading up to bedtime avoid working, shut down electronics and do not watch content that will over engage your brain. Exposure to artificial light can prevent you from balancing your minds function and create an unrestful night sleep.
3. Eat light, sleep tight!
Avoid eating heavy food and drink to increase the quality of sleep you can achieve. Over hydrating can also break your sleep pattern when you wake up to use the bathroom.
4. Length does matter.
On average adults need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep to achieve better sleep health. Paying attention to how much sleep your mind and body needs plays a key role on your mood, energy, productivity and overall health.
5. Sleep friendly environment
Ensure your room is cool, your bed is comfortable and your pillow is conducive to a good night’s sleep.