Strategies for Better Sleep

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

sleep success is imperative to feeling good



Sleep is foundational for all other processes in the body to run as they are supposed to. Good sleep helps stabilize our stress response, improves insulin sensitivity and just plain makes us feel amazing. 7-8 hours quality sleep per night is critical but can sometimes feel impossible. Here are some habits that can help pave the way to sleep success!


Good sleep helps stabilize our stress response, improves insulin sensitivity and just plain makes us feel amazing.


1. Refrain from blue light (glare from screens) a couple hours before bed

  • Can use blue light blocking glasses if you tend to look at screens later in the evenings

2. Limit caffeine overall, and try to avoid it altogether after noon

3. Dim light on phone/computer

4. Use a tool that reduces blue light like blue light blocking glasses, f. lux (software) or apps Night Shift & Twilight

5. Have a wind-down routine at night. Examples:

  • Dim lights

  • Tea

  • Journal

  • Read a (non-electronic) book or magazine

  • Gratitude practice

  • Bath

  • Prayers

  • Night time yoga

  • Meditation

6. Refrain from stressors before bed. Examples:

  • Working

  • Online shopping

  • Excitatory television

  • Social media

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