Getting a restful sleep
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
A good night's sleep is just as important for your health as regular exercise and a healthy diet; improving memory, promoting weight loss and uplifting your mood. Here are some helpful tips to get more Zzzz's.
Set a bedtime and wake schedule and stick to it - even on the weekends.
Practice a bedtime ritual:
Listening to relaxing music
Reading a book
Take a hot bath
Listening to a Sleep story - I recommend the Calm app
Exercise during the day regularly, but at least 3 hours before bedtime.
Reduce blue light exposure after the sun goes down. So put away your phones, laptops and turn off your tv 2 hours before heading to bed.
Wind down, reduce stress, worries, doubts and anxiety. Manage your worries by writing them down to deal with the next day. Prayer and giving thanks every evening before bed is an excellent way to reduce stress and worry. Stay tuned for future blogs on ways to reduce anxiety and worry.
Practice Tai chi (meditation in motion) as part of your bedtime ritual. This not only reduces stress, but also improves flexibility and balance. I am just now trying this for myself, so I will provide more feedback in the near future on my results. I am beginning with a couple of YouTube videos:
Try the "Tai Chi 5 mins a day" for beginners video by Taiflow on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEOS2zoyQw4
Or "Top 10 Tai Chi Moves for Beginners" by Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center w/ Jake Mace, also on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHBR5MZmEsY
Useful apps I am enjoying:
7 minute chi - for Tai Chi
Breethe - for meditation and to reduce anxiety/stress
Calm - for mediation and I love their sleep stories
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