Do you get a good night’s sleep? If not, you may be wondering what you can do to improve your chances of sleeping soundly through the night and waking up in the morning feeling refreshed.
You know that sleep is essential to good health. And if you’re not getting the required hours, you may be sleep deprived. Ongoing sleep deprivation has been linked to increased risks of health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure and more. There may be a variety of reasons why you are not getting your Z’s, but try the following suggestion and see if it helps.
Establish a regular sleep schedule. This recommendation may require that you adjust the activities in your entire day, but the benefits will be worth the effort. Let’s say you need eight hours of shut-eye to be your best. Decide what time you intend to rise and what time you’re going to retire. Make no excuses — consistently stick to your new schedule.
So if you go to bed at 10:30 p.m., you’re going to get up at 6:30 a.m. Don’t deviate! The purpose of this lifestyle change is to support your overall health. Perhaps you’ll need to set the alarm for the first week or so to give your body time to adjust. When I adhere to a strict sleep schedule, I am more alert and productive during the day. Maintaining a consistent bedtime regimen will help you get the rest you so desperately need.
You may want to keep a two-week sleep journal on the changes you notice, while surrendering to sweet slumber. Have there been any noticeable changes in mood? Attention span? Energy? Appetite?
How much sleep do you need? Set a loving intention for yourself and establish a regular sleep routine that works for you. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Now close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.