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Last month you may remember the post 5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep, this is a new post in addition to that! It’s difficult to unwind for many at the end of a long day, and it’s so important to get a full night’s sleep. A full night’s sleep helps us function the next day, it will effect your mood, attitude, and just over all your whole next day. Being a mom, I know how important it is for me to get a full night’s sleep for myself and my whole family. If I don’t sleep, it usually rubs off on my family. We all know how that turns out.
The statistics show that nearly 4 million Americans suffering from insomnia, which is the ability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. On average, 72% of Americans miss almost three weeks of sleep per year, which is a total of 470 hours! YIKES!
We have school starting here, right around the corner, and I know how important it’s going to be for us all have to have a good night’s sleep.
I have 4 Shut-Eye Strategies to help achieve a good night’s sleep:
1- Get Active Early – Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t just start when the sun sets. Exercising early in the day can strengthen your circadian rhythm, helping to bring on sleepiness at night.
2- Get Comfortable – Remind your body that it’s time to wind down. RELAX! Relaxing activities, like taking a warm bath, can help transition you from daytime to bedtime.
3- Sign Off – Put away your electronic devices one hour before you head to bed. LED lights from mobile phones and tablets can activate the brain, keeping you from falling and staying asleep at night.
4- Go Dark – Block out the light. Light and darkness are natural reminders that tell your body when it’s time to rest. Light during the night can send messages to the brain telling you to “wake up!” before you’re ready.
I don’t know about you, but my biggest struggle is social media and the computer or my cell phone. I have made this a nightly ritual to make sure that I sign off from my phone, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, at least an hour to hour and a half before bed time. Being a blogger, I’m ALWAYS connected and it’s hard for me to disconnect sometimes, but I find it’s the number one thing that keeps me up later and later. I’m going to continue with this and let you know in another blog post how it pans out for me. You should try it too!
To do more research about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep and to not become another statistic, visit Wanttosleepmore.com.
Do you have any tips for a good night’s sleep? How to get to sleep and to stay asleep?
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