Most people realize how precious sleep is...especially if you have kids, a stressful job, a lot going in your life or all of the above! When you are exhausted, it makes everything more difficult and sometimes frustrating. If you feel like your goals aren't being met, take a look at what your night time habits are.
- Try to stick to a regular bedtime schedule and create somewhat of a bedtime ritual. Doing the same things every night before bed will signal to your body that you are indeed winding down.
- A cool, dark and quiet room is typically best for sleeping - try to create a comfortable spot free of distractions.
- Watch what you drink and eat before bed - obviously avouching caffeine, nicotine and alcohol (which although might help you to initially fall asleep, could disrupt your sleep later in the night). Also be sure to eat well before bed so you aren't overfull or starving.