Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important – Especially Now!

The past few weeks have not been easy. Our daily routines have completely changed. And a lot of things are out of our control right now.

However, the one thing we do have control over is our sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy. 

The body repairs itself when we sleep.

Several studies show that people who sleep 6 hours or less a night are much more likely to get sick.

COVID-19 has brought on a lot of additional stress and uncertainty.

It’s a vicious cycle.

Not getting enough sleep can bring on anxiety.

But anxiety can also cause insomnia. 

With that being said, here are a few tips and tricks that can help improve your quality of sleep. 

Avoid Caffeine:

A good rule of thumb is to avoid caffeine at least 3 hours before bed. Even a few sips too close to bedtime can interfere with your routine.

If you do like having coffee or tea after dinner, opt for decaf!

Turn Off Electronics:

This may seem like a self-explanatory tip, but it is a good one!

Here’s a little homework for you. 

For one week, turn off all your electronic devices one hour before bed and see what happens.

Everything from work emails to social media updates can be a little stressful.

And that is the last thing anyone needs before bed.

Bedtime Rituals:

Having a regular bedtime ritual can be very relaxing and calming.

The actual activity is entirely up to you – as long as it is tech-free.

Reading a good book or taking a nice long bath can help you wind down and get ready for bed. 

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