I have to share some tips that I picked up on my recent travels to Mexico…
When I checked into my hotel, on the bed was a laminated card with Arianna Huffington’s 8 Tips for a Better Sleep – it’s a slick promo for her book The Sleep Revolution. I looked it up and it was published in 2016. I guess things are a little slow in Puerto Vallarta!
So, here they are, followed by some comments from me:
Set a cool room temperature. (We set our temp at 69)
No electronic devices starting 30 minutes before bedtime. (Most experts say 2 hours, but let’s start one step at a time)
No caffeine after 2pm.
Pajamas, nightdresses and even special t-shirts send a sleep-friendly message to your body. If you wear it to the gym, don’t wear it to bed.(Sleeping naked is cool, too)
Do some light stretching, deep breathing, yoga or meditation to help your body and mind transition to sleep. (Of course, you can also end your night with some… reading. What were you thinking?;-))
When reading a book, make it a physical book or an e-reader that doesn’t emit blue light. (Don’t read work related stuff; keep it to fun stuff or personal development)
Ease yourself into sleep mode by drinking some caffeine-free tea. (Our Natural Sleep Formula is fantastic for falling asleep!)
Before you turn off the lights, write a list of what you are grateful for. (This is also a good time to write down your WINS for the day)
There you have it, 8 great tips for a better sleep, plus some additional comments from me.