If you are interested in optimal health and energy, and you currently have problems sleeping well, How to Sleep Better habits need to become second nature to you. Please see my last blog (two weeks ago) on darkness, reading, writing, EMF’s, herbs and ritual on How to Sleep Better, and read on for further ideas.
Exercise ~ exercising for at least 30 minutes a day aids sleep. However, it is best to not exercise too close to bedtime or it may have the opposite effect.
Caffeine ~ for many people, caffeine’s effects linger long after consuming it. Even an afternoon cup of coffee can keep some people awake. If you are one of these people, it’s a good idea to not have any caffeine at all from lunch onwards.
Alcohol ~ although alcohol can make you drowsy, that effect is short lived. Alcohol has a habit of causing you to wake up several hours after going to bed, and then preventing you from falling back to sleep. It can also stop you from falling into the deeper stages of sleep, which is a bad habit to get into, as this is when your body does most of its healing.
Stress management ~ if stress or worry are keeping you awake, think about – and incorporate – ways to better manage your stressors; for example, yoga, deep breathing, meditation, Vitamin B, exercise, journaling, herbs, homeopathics, etc.
May you go to bed at night with a heart full of gratitude, dream with peace as your companion, and wake with energy to greet each new day. ~ GreenWitch Tea