Updated: Jul 13, 2022
Sleep- Is free and does not cost you money so take advantage of it. Sleep provides valuable recovery and healing benefit for the body. Our body has an internal clock that is in tune with the day and the night. Sleep provides us with the rest that we need so that our energy is always at its best.
During sleep from 10-2am our body goes through physical recovery and from 2-6am our body goes through mental emotional recovery. For optimal recovery and health it is important to have a regular sleep time and wake time. Going to bed at 10 pm and waking at 6 am will give you 8 hours of sleep.
Prepare yourself for sleep by turning the lights off/down, electronics (especially those tablets and phone) at least 1- 2 hours before bed will prepare your body for sleep. Here are some more ways that you can choose from to help improve your sleep.
Eat the right quality food and enough meals
Dim the lights at 8 pm or when the sun goes down
Use candles or indirect lamps
Finish screen time at 8 pm to avoid blue light exposure
Self Myofascial Release, Mobilize, or stretch before bed
Develop a bedtime routine
Hot bath with salt or essential oils
In bed by 10 pm
Read a book after 8 pm
Choose one of the above to implement into your daily life and be consistent. You will start to feel the difference as you become more consistent. Sleep is when our body and our brain recovers. Making a consistent practice of this will leave you feeling revived and refreshed in the morning! Adequate amounts of sleep will maintain your energy so that you can successfully live your dream!