Did you know that your electronic devices can mess with your sleep?
We all want to experience a good night’s sleep, but for many, that experience seems elusive. It’s difficult to rest when you’re tired and wired. Do you need a solution to help you feel calm and relaxed so you can get the sleep you so desperately need?
In past posts, you’ve heard me talk about how adjusting the content and time of your evening meal can help you sleep more soundly, and how bathing and relaxation can prepare you for some serious Z’s.
Today, I’d like to suggest another lifestyle change that will help you dewire before you retire. Prepare yourself for a restful night—unplug from your electronic devices one to two hours before bedtime.
Here’s why that’s important…
Staring into your digital screen at night can sabotage your sleep. That bluish light emanating from your device can delay the release of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep cycle. Reduced levels of melatonin make it difficult to fall asleep and to sleep soundly through the night.
Perhaps you think you’ll be missing out if you don’t check your inbox around the clock. Can you bear to spare a break from counting the spike in likes on your lovable Facebook pics? They’ll still be there awaiting your engagement in the morning.
Listen, there have been times when I did not heed my own advice and paid the price by losing sleep over my device.
Sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being. Turn off your smartphone, computer, TV and other electronic favs a few hours before you hit the sack so you can increase your chances of rising refreshed each morning.
Practice healthy habits that will enhance sleep quality. Create a plan for when you unplug in the evening. Listen to soft music, read an inspirational message, compose a gratitude note, and enjoy a cup of herbal tea. You need your rest to be your best. Unplug, reset and surrender to sweet sleep.
Your bedroom is your sacred sanctuary. Keeping it fresh and free of clutter and electronic devices will help you remain balanced and enable you to tap into your inner power.
Four Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• This week set a loving intention to unplug from electronic devices a few hours before bedtime.
• Begin by setting the stage for rest and relaxation. Cozy up to soft music, your gratitude journal, and a cup of decaf tea.
• How will turning off your smart phone, computer and e-book help you unwind and improve your chances of feeling well-rested in the morning?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
Need help ditching the device?
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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.