Sleep Hygiene

0 24 March 2016

Getting a good night sleep is critical for health and well being. Our bodies do their best cellular repair and rejuvenation while we are sleeping. Additionally, sleep is very important to the formation of memories, if you are actively learning and memorizing material, sleep is essential for proper recall. During the day: Limit caffeine intake to one 8oz cup of coffee in the morning, do not drink caffeinated beverages past 11AM. Spend time outside each day while the sun is up, you do not have to be in direct sunlight. This helps establish a healthy circadian rhythm and aids in falling asleep and waking up at appropriate times. Aim for at least 30 mins daily. Drinking alcohol can absolutely interfere with sleep quality. Limit alcoholic beverages to no more than 1 per evening to minimize disrupted sleep. Avoid drinking alcohol on consecutive days. Preparing for sleep: Consider taking a warm bath with Epsom Salts in the hour before bedtime. Add 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt to a full bathtub. Dim the lights and soak for at least 20 minutes. Make your bedroom a relaxing and rejuvenating sanctuary. Select the mattress that is right for your sleeping habits. If you notice you toss and turn a lot, it’s possible that your mattress is either too firm or too soft, and you’re having to readjust your sleeping position as a consequence. I personally like a firm mattress with a memory foam toppe

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