3 Tips for Abundant Restful Sleep

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3 Tips for Abundant Restful Sleep

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There is nothing better than waking up feeling fully rested! I prefer good solid 8 hours of sleep and I try and get to bed before 9pm with my alarm set for 5am. I feel better when I wake up and savor the silent hours before the kids are up for the day. Since we homeschool and the kids don’t nap it’s become an essential part of my self care routine and a time to connect with josh without the kids competing for our time and attention.

I remember listening to a podcast about Arianna Huffington’s book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time and becoming more intentional about my nightly routine. Every evening we try and set ourselves up for success with a few simple steps:

  1. Charging our phones down stairs and completely blacking out the bedroom.

  2. A big glass of water and Deep Sleep natural sleep aid.

  3. Leave 30 mins to fall asleep and waking up to the gradual soft light of the Sunrise Alarm Clock and the sound of crashing waves - my favorite!

I’m planning on incorporating a prayer and meditation time as apart of my routine but haven’t yet figured out what it will look like. There are several Meditation for Sleep Apps that claim to drastically improve sleep. But I haven’t found a good fit and would rather have my evening time be screen-free. Ideally, I’d also love to journal and reflect on the day before bed. I hope to focus on developing that habit on the final week of my my 21-Day Wellness Retreat!

Research shows that what really works is a simple routine that establishes a balance of biorhythms involving time each day standing, moving around, lightly resting, and sleeping. In our increasingly sedentary and stressful lives, the two most important things are getting up and walking around and getting a full night of deep sleep. When we put our body’s daily biorhythms back into balance, we will access all the energy we require.
— Deepak Chopra

Photo Credit: The lovely Angela Newton Roy

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