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Sleep is so important. While we all know that sleep is an essential part of our daily lives, very few people actually get quality sleep on a regular basis. Sound familiar? If you’re not getting great sleep, you’re in the right place. Not only is sleep essential for your mental state of mind and health, but it also plays a major role in your skin’s health and appearance. When we’re sleeping our skin and body works to repair itself, so no sleep…no repair mode. We want to help you get your sleep routine on track, so we’re sharing some of the steps to better sleep that we’ve found helpful.
Create a Relaxing Space
Since our bedrooms are really a space meant for sleeping, it’s essential that you create a relaxing environment in your sleep space. Experts suggest that you set the tone for sleep in your bedroom space. Add shades or blinds to make sure you’re able to get the room dark enough, set the temperature to a cooler temp so you can be comfortable, and of course make sure you have a super cozy bed space that you’re easily comforted in. This will help encourage you to want to head to that space for sleep time, and get you in the sleep mindset much more easily.
Let’s face it…we live in a world where we’re all attached to technology at all times. But what many experts have found is that when we spend time at night watching TV or on other electronics it stimulates our brain leading it to make it more difficult for us to fall asleep. So what does that mean? Avoid the use of electronics in bed, and when you’re getting ready to wind down for the evening. This will help you get into more of a routine, and allow your brain enough time to switch off from all the stimulation and get into a more relaxed state of mind.
Get Into a Routine
This is one of the most important factors. Since we all live such different lifestyles, it can be difficult to have a real routine. Especially when it comes to getting to bed. However, experts have said time and time again that getting into a real routine for bed is crucial to really helping you get better sleep. This means you need to start to develop certain habits or rituals you do every night before getting to bed to get into the mindset. In addition, start to get yourself into a real sleep schedule. Try getting to bed around the same time every night. This helps your body to get into a schedule where it’s used to going to bed at the same time every night…giving you much better sleep.
Watch Watch You Eat and Drink
Keep tabs on anything you’re consuming a few hours before heading to bed. It’s said that alcohol, caffeine and nicotine can disrupt your sleep – so try to avoid them as it gets closer to your sleep time. In addition, be aware of any foods that may cause you to have heart burn or eating so much you’re uncomfortably full.