Skinny Strong’s Secrets to Sleeping Soundly Tonight & Every Night


Skinny Strong’s Secrets to Sleeping Soundly Tonight & Every Night

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Getting adequate, truly restful sleep –or what we refer to as “sweet sleep” –is essential to maintaining your health and energy levels throughout the day. But the honest truth is that most of us don’t make a concerted effort to follow a healthy sleep routine—and the more pressure we feel to get sleep on any given night, the less we are able to.

 

Here are some main points to establish positive sleep habits and start reclaiming your nights for simple, wonderful rest.

 

Set a bedtime for yourself. More often than not, as adults, we tend to excuse ourselves from going to sleep at a set time due to the long checklist of items we want to accomplish in the day. This is why it’s so important to set a routine bedtime for yourself. Knowing that at 10pm every night, you’re going to turn-in for the day—not only will you be more ready to fall asleep when you crawl into bed but also, you’ll be able to guarantee yourself a full 8 hours of sweet sleep based on your waking schedule.

 

Set the mood for sleep. About one to two hours before bedtime, dim the lights, shut off your devices (smartphones, computers, and TV screens emit a stimulating blue light), and generally slow down by reading, stretching, meditating, or taking a warm bath. For parents who use evening hours to “get things done,” remember to emphasize a soothing, calm approach to any final chores and wrap things up at least an hour before you turn in.

 

Be consistent. Go to sleep around the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning—even on the weekend! It might be tough to give up that nice, lazy-Saturday mentality of sleeping till ten, but the payoff will be worth it.

 

Exercise regularly. One more benefit of daily physical exertion? Even sweeter sleep! Research has proven that getting in plenty of physical activity during the day not only makes you stronger; it also makes you feel sleepier and allows you to rest better come nighttime.

 

Lower your caffeine intake. Try to gradually reduce the amount of caffeine you consume, first after noon, and then even in the early morning. You might miss the boost at first, but over time your natural energy cycles will restore themselves, giving you better nighttime rest.

 

Recommended Skinny Strong Action Steps:

  1. “Skinny” the devices at night (it effects melatonin levels that promote sleep)
  2. “Strong” your bedtime routine, set enough time to get a full 8 hours of sleep.

 

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