To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

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3 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

As busy on-the-go people, sleep seems to be a luxury and always in short supply…we can’t get enough. In our ever quickening fast paced society, it’s hard to wind down in the evening which translates to an even harder time facing the next day with the energy it’s going to require. Here are three steps to take to help lull you into slumber land.

1. Wake up at the same time every morning and go to bed at the same every evening. This consistency will help get your body into a natural sleep cycle and you will feel recharged after a solid night’s rest. It is important to stick to your schedule even on the weekends when it may be tempting to stay up later or sleep in a bit.

2.  Create a bedtime routine.  Whether you consider having some chamomile tea or reading a little of your favorite novel as relaxing, practicing a calming activity before you go to sleep makes it a little easier to doze off into a deep sleep.  There’s a reason sleep routines are so popular when it comes to the subject of getting infants to sleep well, because they work!

3. Make sure your environment is comfortable and dark. Exposure to light really affects our ability to sleep well. Stay away from reading on your tablet or checking your email on your phone one last time, the harsh light will only disrupt the transition into restfulness. Your bedroom should be as dark as you can get it. And I have lots of solutions for that! This can be easily accomplished with blackout shades or blackout drapery liner. Another option is the premium Slumber Shade which will absolutely block out all incoming light.

Sweet Dreams!