We’re not here to tell you what you already know—that sleep is one of the most important processes for the body. That sleep enables the body to heal, grow, and replenish itself. That sleep promotes healthy brain function, performance, and emotional well-being. That a lack of sleep can leave you feeling unfit to make decisions, solve problems, or control your behavior. Nope, not here.
Rather, we thought you’d prefer some easy and effective tips on how to prep for a good night’s sleep so that you’re ready to conquer the business day ahead. Let’s take a look:
Organize Your Thoughts
Mental clutter is bad clutter; although, I don’t believe there’s such a thing as good clutter. Before you step into your bedroom, consider any last-minute assignments that can be handled in the morning, and then once that’s taken care of, it’s time to put your virtual to-do list aside. You’re already aware that it’s hard to sleep when your brain is constantly spinning.
Sip Bedtime Tea
HealingRadisPro is fond of our tea. If you’re having trouble falling asleep and would like to fix that right away, we’re confident in a solution that is known for working wonders! Caffeine-free herbal tea can help you catch those zzz’s while aiding in relaxation and reducing stress. Look for “sleepytime” tea or tea blends with sleep-promoting herbs like jasmine, lemongrass, chamomile, lavender, or valerian.
Turn off Electronics
Laptops, televisions, iPhones, iPads—it’s no wonder that having various screens in front of our faces at all hours of the day, especially at night, can prevent us from falling into a deep slumber. We’re sorry for stepping in your way, melatonin. Instead, turn off or put your devices on vibrate and consider doing something quiet and soothing to prepare for a good night’s sleep, such as reading a book or listening to calming music.
Try Restorative Yoga
While some yoga poses can build strength and increase energy levels, there are some that can relax the nervous system. What’s more is that you can do them from your bed! Take the Corpse pose, for instance. Pretty self-explanatory, right? Begin by lying on your back, straightening your legs, and letting your feet naturally roll outward. Next, ease your shoulders away from your neck, rest your arms beside you, and place your palms upward. As you exhale, allow your body to relax and sink into the bed.
Falling asleep doesn’t have to be a task in its own. By incorporating these tips into your nightly routine, you’ll be able to improve the quality of your sleep and appear more healthy, too! As always, HealingRadiusPro is here to help you thrive and grow in your professional life.
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.