five Tips to Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Naturally
Keep a daily gratitude journal and worry list. This tip might seem surprising, but writing down your thoughts and worries can help “evict” them from your brain and break anxiety cycles that might keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. Similarly, listing everything you are thankful for during each day will help you refocus your thoughts away from stress and negativity.
Establish a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time each night and aim to wake up at the same time every day.
Create a restful environment in your bedroom. Adjust light levels, turn down noisy distractions, put away electronics, and keep your room at a cooler temperature.
Practice good eating and drinking habits. Avoid eating heavy meals before bedtime and limit or avoid consuming alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine.
If you wake up, get out of bed. Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating but tossing and turning in bed will not help you to get back to sleep. Instead, moving to a quiet space and practicing Metered Breathing or meditation can calm your mind and help you feel sleepy again.
As one of the fundamental pillars of SEEDS®, we recognize how important healthy sleep patterns are to everyday life and to the regulation of your body’s systems. Our bodies need recharging every night, and you deserve better than to go through life on low battery mode. We’re here to help!