Here are my go to tips for improving your sleep this year:
Invest in your bedding - You spend 1/3 of your life in bed so put some money where your body is. Make it an inviting place to be.
Keep a consistent bedtime - Set a "Wake UP" and "Bed Time" alarm on your phone. Stick to it and gradually tweak the time frames until you find the perfect routine that suits your needs. I work best with a 5:15am Wake Up and 9:30pm Bed Time.
Make sure your air quality is high - You need to breathe while you sleep! So open a window and do what you gotta do to get some FRESH air following.
Keep it dark - Rest is optimised during darkness. Your body is a smart cookie... It knows when it needs to wake up (when the sun has risen) and when it needs to wind down and go into recovery (when the sun has set). If your bedroom struggles to stay dark, consider buying black-out curtains and an eye mask.
Control the temperature - Just like finding a bed time that works best for you, finding a temperature that puts you to sleep and keeps you asleep is essential. Change up the air conditioning temp or look into cooling sheets for your bed.
Eat a minimum of 4 hours before bed - The worst thing you can do is smack down a big meal right before you jump into bed. Give your body the time it needs to digest your food so it can focus on repairing and rejuvenating you for the next day.
Clear the mind - Insomnia is a symptom of a charged & emotional mind (infatuation, resentment, pride, shame, fear/worry & fantasy/excitement). Try clearing out your mind of all the days thoughts before hitting the sheets. Plan tomorrow today. Keep a pen & pad by the bed for any late night journaling.
Experiment with essential oil diffusers - Try lavender oil at night for relaxation, and peppermint oil in the morning for a “pep” up.
Sleep is such an important and vital component of empowering your health and well-being this year!
It is literally impossible for you to function at your peak without dedicating time and attention to your sleep.
Take action on the strategies above and thank me later.
Robyn Louise xx