How To Clean Up Your Sleeping Pattern
A good night's sleep is precious and can be few and far between (for most). Although our body adapts to receiving less rest, we all deserve to give ourselves the best chance at achieving REM cycle.
Like any hygienic routine — brushing your teeth, showering, etc. — it's important to take a proper approach to sleep. Preparing yourself and your bedroom for bedtime could be the key to some serious shut-eye. Here are few helpful steps to take into consideration before slipping under the sheets:
-Make your bed each morning so you can climb into a clean and orderly environment each night. Peaceful mind = peaceful sleep.
-Wash your sheets once a week to keep bacteria and germs at bay.
-A warm shower before bed (even if you don't wash your hair) relaxes the body and gives you time to reflect on your day (clear your mind before bed). If you don't have time for a full body cleanse, at least rinse/soak your feet for the same effect!
- Set up an interruption-free area: switch your phone settings to silent, turn off all lights (or dim to low), get rid of glaring screens, and have a white noise machine or fan (depending on the season) nearby if outside noise is inevitable.
These suggestions will help boost your "sleep hygiene" in an effort to bring you a deeper, more restful night under the covers. These tips work for us here at Ellevate but it's important to take the time to understand and discover what works best for you and to make it a part of your bedtime routine.
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