Take a nap, change your life*

Studies have shown that a good quality sleep at night…

keeps your cortisol levels low, increases healthy cell production, allows your organs to reset and keeps you young.

Here are some key practices to help you sleep well at night.

Keep your sleep patterns consistent – it takes 4 days to reset when you have a bad nights sleep

No cell phone or blue screen from computers

Avoid heavy sugar, caffeine, alcohol or meals before bed

Establish a bedtime routine i.e. know that 30 minutes before bed you will change, wash, brush your teeth, journal etc.

Exercise early in the day to improve insomnia

Eat foods high in magnesium, like halibut, almonds, cashews, and spinach, and foods high in vitamin B complex, like leafy green vegetables, nuts, and legumes.

Keep your bedroom cool and dark, between 60 – 75 degrees

And Most Important – Take a nap when you need it.  It’s a recharge for your life.

Reference – www.melissatucker.com/8-sleep-essentials

*Sarah Mednick

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