We all need to sleep. It helps our body grow, restore, repair, heal.
As children sleep comes very naturally to us, but as we grow it may not. In fact, as adults, lack of sleep results in a host of problems with our health, happiness and productivity.
Before sleep problems become your norm, try the following next time you’re struggling and experiment which ones work best for you:
- Plan Out Your Day. Plan it as closely as you possibly can so that you are able to follow the same routine each day. When it comes to improving your sleep, your body thrives on daily rhythms and schedules.
- Get Your Daily Exercise In. Exercise helps you sleep sounder and longer and feel more awake during the day.
- Bedtime Means Zero Screen Time. Your circadian rhythm is signaled by light. The bright light from your screens triggers certain hormones and signals your body to stay awake. You want to shut things down at least 1-2 hours before you go to bed.
Remember that your body demands sleep. Reversing sleep patterns takes time and effort. Ultimately, the more you understand and plan for sleep success, the more you'll thrive!