A Nighty-Night” routine that will rock your sleep is what MOST all of us need. We know that sleep is so important for our body, yet most of us do not understand “why” sleep is important.
Benefits to Rock Your Sleep~
- Healing damaged cells
- Boosting your immune system and brain
- Recovering from the day’s activities
- Recharging your heart and cardiovascular system for the next day
We all know the value of sleeping well, and we’ve all experienced the feeling of being so rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep, however, most of us feel fatigue after a poor night’s sleep. Even though we may know this, many of us are STILL not getting the quality sleep needed to truly receive the benefits we should be doing for our body.
A Nighty Night Routine that will Rock your Sleep~
1. Set Up an Evening Routine
We love to take a bath or shower to help our body relax in the evening. If you have a bath, place Epsom salts and essential oils in the bath. Bring a cup of relaxing tea, such as chamomile tea or CBD tea with low lighting in the bathroom or bedroom. Another thing to add to your routine is to take some CBD before or after your bath. In addition, turn on a relaxing educational podcast or some music that will calm your body. When it’s time to go to bed, turn on some ocean waves to help sleep and do some light stretching and meditation. Then, when you head to bed you’ll be welcomed into a soothing room that’s already gently lit and won’t have to switch on any bright lights.
2. CBD Supplements for Great Sleep
Speaking of botanicals that get us relaxed, calm, and ready for bed, we know a whole-plant hemp extract that is right for “nighty-night” time. Our Aloha Hemp extracts, available in tinctures, fits into any sleep routine. Take a look at our Reviews under each of our products to learn about some amazing sleep experiences our customers are having. If Aloha Hemp isn’t part of your daily or “nightly-night” routine yet, don’t miss our post on all the benefits here.
3. Whole Foods Throughout the Day
Eating to get good sleep? This is not something we typically think about, but what we eat during the day will absolutely affect our sleep at night. Eating whole fruits and veggies provides building blocks needed for your body to sustain energy, repair tissue and optimize hormone flow around the clock. Check out Medical Medium online for more tips on eating whole foods for good sleep.
Sleep Tip: If you find yourself up between 2 am – 4 am, that could be a signal from your brain that it needs a little more food in the evening. If you haven’t given your body enough nutrients from fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, your body will run into hunger signals in the middle of the night. Simply grab a banana or apple and a scoop of nut butter to send you back to sleep.
4. Drop the Electronics Before Bedtime
TV, tablets, computer, phones, and too much conversation will all stimulate the body to stay awake. The BLUE LIGHT from electronics sends daylight to your eyeballs and brain. Turning electronics off 1-2 hours before bed is ideal for a good night sleep. In addition, think about the tones of the conversations you’re watching as well as the other sounds around you. These can keep you in an ‘awake’ state. The struggle can be real to resist another episode on Netflix, but your circadian rhythm will thank you for it.
5. Set a Time for Nighty-Night Time
Even adults need a ‘set’ time for bed! Even though we may love to go to bed whenever we feel like it, our body ultimately loves consistency. As a holistic health coach, I suggest going to bed by/before 10pm. It is best to stay asleep until 5-6am (if possible) as your body is going through so much restoring/repairing throughout these hours. If that seems out of sync with your lifestyle, try to get as close to it as possible. Regardless of what hour you choose as your bedtime, it’s the consistency that matters. Think of it this way, letting your body know when to expect sleep can work wonders in actually falling asleep.
Hope these tips help to rock your Nighty-Night routine!!
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Nighty-night, sweet dreams!