Sustainable Sleep Suggestions

I was talking sleep today with a girlfriend and how sleeping well directly affects our mental and physical health.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So here are my top 3 sleep suggestions for you and a beautiful sleep:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1. Move your body daily – try to break a sweat, the more intense your movement the more powerful the sleep benefits. But even light exercise—such as walking for just 10 minutes a day—improves sleep quality. Regular exercise also increases the amount of time you spend in the deep, restorative stages of sleep. BONUS!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2. Eat your largest meal between 10am – 2pm, this is when your digestive fire is most efficient and then enjoy an early lite dinner. When possible avoid heavy, rich foods within two hours of bed. Spicy or acidic foods late in the day can cause stomach trouble and heartburn that can make falling and staying asleep difficult.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

3. Create a great before bed wind down routine. Maybe a warm epsom salt bath is your jam (it’s 100% mine), or a soothing small cup of caffeine free tea (be mindful of excess liquids before bed) Really any bedtime ritual to help you prepare your mind for sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Yoga nidra is a practice I incorporate daily, it takes you the listeners through a series of relaxation and visual cues, that usually last between 20 minutes and an hour. No movement or fancy yoga clothes required and you choose the position of comfort for your body!! And yoga nidra allows you to flow into less-active and deeply restful brainwave states. A beautiful way to drop into sleep vibes ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So these are just 3 of my favorite sleep suggestions out of many many more tips you can try. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Happy sleeping 💤

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