What’s your routine before going to bed? If you don’t have one yet, it’s about time we create one for you! Sleep has been the number one thing on my get-healthy list over the past year, so perk up your ears as I share with you some of my best tips for the best sleep ever.

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In this episode you will learn:

  • Why do you need some kind of routine before going to sleep?
  • What is melatonin and what does it do?
  • How can you optimize your sleep and get the best sleep ever?

3 Key Takeaways:

  • It’s so important that we create a nighttime ritual because our bodies really crave routine.
  • We are very connected to the sun and the moon, which is why our hormones, specifically cortisol and melatonin, mimic the rhythms of light and dark.
  • One of the ways that you can optimize your sleep while you are awake is to expose yourself to sufficient sunlight during the day.

Action Steps:

  • Eat your last meal at least three hours before bed.
  • Turn the lights down low and avoid the blue light coming from your computer, TV, or cell phone at least an hour before going to bed.
  • Overhaul your bedroom and create a space that is conducive to sleep.
  • Soak in the tub before going to bed.
  • Avoid stimulants. This means no coffee after 2 pm or late in the day.
  • Have sex before going to sleep.
  • Go to bed before 11 PM.
  • Have a digital detox.

 

Samantha said:

  • “Getting outside is really going to be essential to getting good quality sleep.”
  • “Sleep is so important for overall health so you really want to make sure that you are creating a relaxing environment that will aid in the best sleep ever.”

 

Thanks for listening!

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