Just because the busy holiday season is over doesn’t mean our minds shut down, which can make it difficult to get ample shuteye. However, lack of sleep can have some serious consequences, including weakened immunity, decreased sex drive, weight gain, high blood pressure, difficulty concentrating, and a risk of heart disease and diabetes. Not to mention, it’s likely that you won’t look and feel your best either. Yes, beauty sleep is real. REM sleep mode is when the body repairs itself. Here are some tips on how to make lights-out time effective no matter what life throws your way.
Establish A Sleep Schedule
Since our bodies need consistency in order to perform at an optimal level, it’s important to get to bed and wake up at the same time every day (even on weekends!). A steady routine will help also you establish the rest of your day so you’ll feel more organized while finding time to slate physical fitness and healthy, regular mealtimes.
Adopt A Pre-Sleep Ritual
Since it can be impossible to transition from a hectic day to peaceful dream mode, find a way to decompress before turning in. For example: read, listen to soothing music, write a to-do list for the next day, take a warm shower or bath, spend time with a loved one (kids, spouse, etc.), meditate, turn off electronic devices at least one hour before bed, and set the thermostat anywhere between 65 and 72 degrees — optimal sleeping temperature. Do you have a beauty routine at night? Remember to take BioSil Hair Skin Nails before bedtime and when you wake up.
Turn Your Bedroom Into A Place Of Peace
If you sleep like a baby while on vacation, but stare at the ceiling at home, take a look around your bedroom. If you’re sleeping on a 20-year old mattress surrounded by piles of clutter (there’s a link between stress and junk), it’s time to give your surroundings an update. Invest in a new mattress, tidy things up, implement soft mood lighting, install blackout shades, and add a sound machine to crank out ambient noise like crashing waves or a spring thunderstorm.