These night time routine tips can help you thrive
Sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. Getting a good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity, and overall mental state. It can also enhance your athletic abilities, lower the risk of chronic disease, and boost your immune system.
You may not realize it, but what you do in your night time routine can actually impact the quality of your sleep! Continue reading to learn four ways you can get better sleep.
1. Create a sleep schedule
Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day––yes, even on the weekends! Setting an alarm for the mornings (and even in the evenings as a reminder to go to bed) is a great way to stay on schedule.
When you set a sleep schedule and stick to it, you may notice that you not only sleep better throughout the night, but that it’s also easier to fall asleep and wake up. This is because sticking to a sleep schedule regulates your circadian rhythm––your body’s internal clock that manages your wake and sleep cycles.
2. Turn off the screens
The blue light waves that are found in natural light during the day help you stay awake and alert. Did you know? Artificial sources of blue light have the same effect! These sources include LED and fluorescent light bulbs and, you guessed it: electronic devices like phones, TVs, and computers.
Exposure to blue light is known to hinder your melatonin production––a hormone your brain releases to facilitate sleep. For better sleep, cut out your exposure to blue light 1–2 hours before bed.
3. Take time to wind down
Take an hour before bed to do a relaxing activity, such as meditation or reading. When you eliminate stimulating activities and technology before bed, you should notice you have an easier time falling asleep.
4. Consider incorporating CBD into your daily regimen
CBD (or cannabidiol) interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS)––the system in your body that helps regulate certain biological functions including sleep, mood, and more. When you take CBD, it interacts with your ECS to help your mind and body achieve homeostasis, even in the midst of illness, stress, or injury. Learn more here.
CBD can provide the relief from anxiety, illness, pain, and sleep disorders that you’re looking for—without any of the psychoactive effects traditionally associated with cannabis.
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Follow these tips for better sleep and you’ll reap the benefits daily as you wake up feeling more refreshed than ever!
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