The importance of sleep

The importance of sleep

by Steven D'Onofrio January 13, 2021

Let’s face it, we are not ourselves when we don’t have a good sleep. A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on us physically and mentally. Here are some tips & tricks to get more much needed Zzzzz’s!

Screen time
Try to limit your screen time about 2 hours before bed. Sleep with your phone in a different room or with the phone in the opposite end of the room you are in, make sure to switch off all sound and vibrations. The blue light filter can be turned on your smartphone using an automatic function which is key for reducing digital eye strain, especially when you are preparing for bed.

Food & drink
Keep your fluids up throughout the day. Try to reduce processed foods before bedtime and enjoy a Camomile tea about 2 hours before lights out. Magnesium supplements after dinner can also assist with relaxation and muscle tension.

Routines
It seems as though sleep loves routine, so let’s create one and stick to it. Work out or go for a walk before work, try to be in the sun for 30 minutes during the day, and have a massage after work. Eat dinner at a regular time, bathe with some Epsom salts and spray a Lavender spray in the bedroom. Go to bed at the same time, make sure it’s a cool & dark room, play a sleep playlist on Spotify. Wake up in the morning at the same time on weekdays and the same time on weekends.

As always please consult your Doctor if you are experiencing any sleep issues.



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