Tips to Get a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep. Rest. Relaxation. Those words just sound so appealing. In a world where we are so stressed with all our responsibilities and anxieties, peace and tranquility are things we crave. 

Prioritizing your night time routine is one of the best ways to wind down and get a good night's rest. 

Research has shown that lack of sleep can have many negative effects on our bodies. Some include weight gain, exercise performance, brain function, higher risk of disease, etc. 

Sleep is where our body recharges and becomes revitalized to tackle the coming day ahead.

Some tips for a night routine that prepares you best for the next day include: 

  • Reduced blue light exposure in the evening. 
    • Most devices have a night shift mode that turns that blue light to warm light as the sun sets. 
    • It’s also a reason to invest in some cute blue light glasses as well! 
  • Don’t consume caffeine late in the day.
    • Caffeine can revive your nervous system and can keep your body from fully relaxing when you’re trying to sleep at night. 
  • Don’t hit the snooze button.
    • We’ve all heard it before, but it’s true! Our body’s circadian rhythm functions best when our sleeping patterns are consistent. So that means falling asleep at (roughly) the same time every night and waking up around the same time every morning
  • Melatonin or other Supplements
    • Melatonin, as well as magnesium, lavender, glycine, and more can help improve the quality of sleep and help you fall asleep faster. 

Something that helps Mama Kay get a good night’s rest is falling asleep with a Minky Furry Blanket!

Emily likes to do Epsom salt baths to wind down at night and Kristin likes to set and label alarms for things she might forget. 

What helps you get a better night’s rest? 


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