Listen, good sleep can change your life! The National Sleep Foundation, which provides the recommendations for sleep, says that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Our Health relies on getting good sleep and making sure that you have the right tools to do it, makes a difference.
About a month ago, I noticed that I was not sleeping as well as I used to. Now, as a busy mom, sleep is IMPERATIVE to me being able to function during the day. But I would find myself tossing and turning all night, constantly checking my alarm clock or just plain uncomfortable. I did some research and decided that I needed to change a few things. I'm happy to say that in the last few weeks, I've gotten better sleep than I have in YEARS. Just what this mama needed.
Since sharing is caring, here are
10 Tips For Better Sleep
1.Develop a Routine
My first step was to develop a bedtime routine. Your body needs time to wind down from the day. My routine includes a shower, a little time writing in my journal and writing my to do list for the next day.
2.Put Away the Devices.
I listed this one as number one because I am famous for “checking on last email”, reading the news on my phone, or scrolling Facebook or Instagram. But in the last few weeks, I have made a conscious effort to put down my devices at least 30 minutes before I hop into bed.
3. Read a Book
Sometimes, even after my bedtime routine is complete, I still need to quiet my brain. I've found that books do this.
4. Drink herbal Tea
Yes, even I drink tea! I've found that a nice warm cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea does help relax my mind.
5. Give up the Afternoon Cup of Coffee
This one was the hardest. Now I'm a nurse, so I can fall asleep 30 minutes after I have a cup of coffee if I need to. But I won't sleep well. I know that, and so I've started eliminating any caffeine after 3 pm. Caffeine effects everyone differently, so figure out when you can have your last cup and still sleep well.
6.Start your Day with Exercise
When I exercise in the morning or sometime during the day, I always sleep better at night. In fact, I'm out as soon as my head hits the pillow.
7. Wake Up at the Same Time Everyday
Just like I have a bedtime routine, waking up at or near the same time every day seems to help my body know when to sleep. This is the hardest one for me, and I'm still working on it. Because really, I just don't want to wake up at 4 am on the weekends too.
8.Turn off all the lights
Electronics, street lights, lamps: turn them all off. Light at night keeps us from sleeping deeply.
9.Keep it cool
I cannot sleep hot. Even in the winter,I want to be cozy, but not warm.
10. Get A new Mattress/Pillows/Comforter
Listen. CDub and I got a brand new mattress the February after we got married…12 years ago.
It was PAST time for a new mattress. After doing some research, we decided to go with the Tomorrow Sleep Mattress
Their Hybrid Mattresses combine the best aspects of both foam and innerspring beds. All of their beds provide the perfect balance of comfort and support with memory foam on the top and a stabilizing coil system beneath. We got the Medium Firm Mattress because C Dub has back problems from playing football and I can sleep on anything. In the past two weeks, I have gotten some of the best sleep of my life.
We also got the Tomorrow Sleep Comforter . It's an all-season lofty comforter designed to help keep you at just the right temperature as you sleep.I love how it feels lightweight but still manages to be warm on cool nights and cool on warm nights.
Hopefully these tips for better sleep will help YOU get a better night's sleep! And JUST for my readers, Tomorrow Sleep is providing a $100 off code for anyone who is like me and needs a new Tomorrow Sleep Comforter or Tomorrow Sleep Comforter. Just Type in EYECANDY100 when completing your order.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tomorrow Sleep. The opinions and text are all mine.