How to Create a Sleep Routine
by: Adam Meadows
by: Adam Meadows
On the flippity flip… poor sleep quality means:
How do we improve our sleep quality? The first step is creating a sleep routine.
This routine provides us with some transition time and external cues indicating to our bodies… it’s time to back off and relax.
Here’s a few strategies on how to create a sleep routine to improve the quality of your sleep… giving your body and mind the best environment to dominate your day… and saving a life.
Consistently going to bed and waking up at the same time helps your body know when to release the right hormones (relaxing hormones before bed – stimulating hormones when you wake up).
Depending on where you’re at in life… kids, job, etc… this may be hard to do ALL the time. Just aim for a little bit better.
Higher quality sleep comes from that knocked out, face plant, tiny bit of drool on your pillow… deep sleep.
Although you may feel like alcohol helps you relax… and caffeine doesn’t affect your ability to fall asleep… both can interfere with the quality of the sleep you’re getting.
In other words… you may still “sleep” for 7-9 hours … but the quality of that sleep will suffer.
Pounding a Caniac combo from Raising Cane’s right before bed might sound like a great idea… and delicious… but it’ll definitely impact your ability to get good, restful sleep.
This has been key for quite a few of my clients.
Take a few moments before bed and list what’s on your mind:
Clear your mind and relax.
“Oh hello kettle, this is the pot…you’re black.”
This one hits home with me. I’m constantly wandering down the youtube rabbit hole right before bed.
The fact is, digital devices stimulate our brain and limit the brains ability to produce melatonin.
Whatever you enjoy that calms you down … do it:
Two schools of thought here… experiment and see what you like:
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