February 25, 2021

5 Tips for Better Sleep

We all want to bring our A-game to life, work, and our family. One of the most crucial needs we have as humans is to sleep. We all know how much more productive, focused, and energetic, we feel when we get a great night’s sleep - 

Here are 5 tips you can incorporate in your life for better sleep:

1. Set a consistent bedtime and wake time

Our body responds the best to a consistent time frame for sleep. Try to set your bedtime and stick to it each night as best you can. Though it’s tempting to sleep in on the weekends, the more consistent your sleeping times are, the better!

2. Power down before bedtime

Lights from computers, televisions, and phones stimulate our brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Try to turn off your devices an hour or more before bedtime to help your brain wind down for sleep.

3. Limit caffeine after noon

Caffeine is a stimulant that affects each person differently. Even if you have an easy time falling asleep, caffeine may prevent you from getting the deep sleep you need during the night. Try to limit caffeine after noon for less effect.

4. Avoid working in bed

If your brain and body associate your bed with productivity, it will be much harder to turn off your thinking when you climb into bed at night. Try to keep the bed for sleeping only and use another room or chair for work.

5. Stay active during the day

When we move throughout the day and engage in intentional movement - walking, exercise, etc. our body has an easier time falling asleep. Get outside for your movement in the morning for an added bonus as morning sun helps set our circadian rhythm.