Sleep Sleep is so important. And not just the length of sleep, but the quality of sleep. We need it to clear our brains of toxins, to sort out the events of the day and to file away our memories in the right places. Without sleep we struggle emotionally and physically. So... I thought I'd give you some tips on how to sleep well : Make your bedroom a sanctuary, free from electronics and clutter. Make your room as dark as possible. Avoid use of screens in the hours leading up to bedtime. Exercise and spend time outside during the day. As evening advances, lower the lights where you are to mimic dusk and falling night. Try to listen to your body’s messages that tell you you’re tired and it’s time to sleep. Sleep with a window open, in a cool room. Perhaps use a drop or two of lavender oil on a piece of material near your pillow. If you overthink at bedtime, have a pad to write down your thoughts and then give yourself permission to deal with them in the morning. If you can’t sleep then get up, maybe have some warm milk and do something boring. When you feel tired go back to bed. Often, we don’t sleep because we’re worried about something in our waking lives. If that’s the case, take time to address it by talking to someone you trust. Working with people, as I do, we often see a big improvement in sleep quality, purely by addressing the issues they have in the daytime. Be kind to yourself and sleep well💜

Posted by SarahA at 2019-05-12 14:21:29 UTC