It's not a secret that a quality night's sleep is essential for our immune system, mood, and how we look in the morning. Who wants bags under their eyes and tired-looking skin? A great night's sleep isn't just doing one thing. Here is what I do to get the best rest at night.
First, ensure that there are no electronic gadgets in your bedroom. I check my phone for messages 3 hours before bedtime because blue light affects the production of melatonin (a sleep hormone). My sleep aids are liquid melatonin, CBD oil (from Solcbd.com), and a Sleep Well supplement from MyKind Organics about an hour before bedtime.
Every night I turn off our internet router and switch off power to the bedroom on our home electrical panel. Blackout curtains help keep the room completely dark. Make sure that the temperature in your bedroom is pretty cool, close to cold. Your bedroom is a sanctuary! A white noise machine with the sound of rain also works well for me.
Evening walks are very beneficial for a good night's sleep. A session of near-infrared light therapy or taking a sauna also promote relaxation.
Avoid drinking liquids 2-3 hours before bed to help ensure you get enough sleep! Experts suggest 7-8 hours every night.
What if I wake up at night, and my mind is racing from the previous day's events? Here are three suggestions:
- Breathing exercises (check Youtube videos).
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
- A little extra dose of melatonin.
Several minutes of "EFT" before bed can make a profound difference in the quality of your sleep. @thetappingsolution is an app to learn about EFT.
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Sleep tight and have sweet dreams.