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Sleep Tip #51 Lack of Exercise

There are many benefits to exercising, including a great night’s sleep! If you are too sedentary throughout your day, you may never feel sleepy or you may feel sleepy all the time. When you move your body and incorporate regular aerobic exercise you can promote good sleep. For more information on better sleep, visit Best […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #50 Sleep & The Holidays

Keep a consistent sleep/wake schedule, even on Holidays. Sticking to your work-week sleep and wake schedule over the weekend or on Holidays sounds like torture to most of us, but it’s a wise move where sleep is concerned. Staying up and sleeping in later than normal can shift your body’s natural clock in the same […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #49 Clearing Your Mind

Ever had a ton of stuff running through your mind you can’t fall asleep? You wake up in the middle of the night stressing about the things you’re supposed to do the next day? To relax enough to fall asleep, your brain needs to be clear and unwind. You may find it helpful to create […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #48 Daylight Savings Time

“SPRING forward, FALL back!” It’s hard to believe its Daylight Savings time again. You set your clocks back an hour but how does this affect your sleep schedule? The good news is in the Fall, you can add an hour of sleep to your schedule. Due to your body’s circadian clock you may wake up […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #47 Get Bed-ready

After a hectic, stressful, or action-packed day, our brains need some time to catch up and to make order of things before we’re ready to fall asleep. We have to learn to apply the brakes before the car is in the garage. Basically, clearing your head is key to a good night of sleep. Simply […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #46 Midnight Sleep Fact

For what it’s worth, sleep experts have said that every hour of sleep BEFORE midnight is like two hours worth AFTER midnight. Try and get to bed before midnight and get somewhere between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Give yourself a good half hour of transition time to help fall asleep. If you want […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #45 Sleep Stages

In order to have a great night’s sleep, your body needs to experience four stages of sleep: Stage 1 – your eyes will be closed. This may last five -10 minutes. Stage 2 – your heart rate slows and your body temperature decreases. This is your body preparing to enter deep sleep. Stage 3 and […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #44 Sleep & Sunlight

Our internal clock is sensitive to light – especially sunlight. So when you see the bright morning sunlight it helps your body to wake up. Try opening your curtains in your bedroom or sitting on your front porch. This will cue help your brain to start the day.   For more information on better sleep, […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #43 Sleep Schedule

When your sleep schedule is erratic you may need to make some gradual changes in order to help you take control and get a great night’s rest. Your goal should be to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Even of the weekends, try not to sleep in for more […] Read More. . .

Sleep Tip #42 No Physical Activity

Exercise is always a great thing but not before bedtime! Try not to exercise within three hours of your scheduled bedtime. Your increased heart rate is likely enough to keep you wide awake for longer than you would like. Establish a time when you wind down about 90 minutes prior to your bedtime. To make […] Read More. . .
 
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