Relaxation and nighttime rituals to help with better sleep.
Sleep is a very important part of life. It is actually one of life’s necessities. However, its the easiest and most commonly given up. Some people would rather compromise on sleep rather than give up other things. During stressful times, such as during holidays, engaging in self-care is a must. Below you will find a few tips for relaxation and nighttime rituals to help with better sleep.
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As busy as we all get, taking time during the day to check in with ourselves and being grounded can lead to decreased stress levels. On the other hand, being in a constant state of chronic stress can be linked to a host of health problems. Being wired during the day can eventually lead you to sleep problems. Then the cycle repeats itself the next day. Eventually, you find yourself wired and so tired.
What can you do to relax and relieve stress?
During the day:
A) Check-in with yourself – During the day, take some time to sit quietly, mind your breathing, engage in a gratitude practice. This Heartmath monitor or sensor works very well as a biofeedback device. Firstly, it will walk you through relaxation, then will show you how relaxed you are. It will keep a log of how many times you have achieved coherence. That is to say, a calm state you want to aim for.
B) If you have more time, why not engage in a hot stone massage – AT HOME! Using Tourmaline, Jade and Amethyst crystals. No need to create more work for yourself by making appointments and laying out a lot of equipment. All you need is this infrared mat. Lay it out, set the temperature and relax. In addition to helping you relax, it will help alleviate minor pains, help your muscles recover quickly and as a result, sleep better! It’s a win-win.
C) Sauna Blanket: If you have more time and are an avid fan of saunas, but, get this, would rather save the driving time. Here is a good option for you. Why not cocoon yourself in your own sauna blanket?
Closer to nighttime:
Here comes the long term rejuvenating part. You have to set yourself up for success. As you inch closer to your bedtime, here are some tips you can do.
A) One of the main ways sleep contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle is that people refuse to abide by a sleep schedule. During the work week, they’ll stay up late one night to watch their favorite TV show but will go to sleep at their normal time the following night because they have something important the following day. Additionally, watching late-night TV, being on electronic devices that the release EMF and harmful blue light affects your circadian rhythm.
B) Along with a consistent sleeping schedule, creating a restful sleeping environment will go a long way to helping you lead a more well-rounded, healthy lifestyle.
Sleep experts recommend finding the right pillow shape for your head and neck, as well as the right mattress for your body type and sleeping style. The right lighting, even the right air filter can contribute to better sleep, especially if you have problems with allergies.
So there you have it now you know the relaxation and nighttime rituals to help with better sleep! You can find more sleep resources HERE.