Thursday's Tip: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep allows the body to regenerate, grow, replenish hormones and balance and repair any of the damage of the day.  Our brains and muscles also need time to rest and repair.  The following are some suggestions to help you ease you into getting a good night’s sleep.

Keep the room dark.  Electronics put out damaging light that disrupts sleep and cause cellular and ocular damage over a prolong period of time.  Keep electronics away from you bed.  Use black out shades if too much light comes in through your window.

Keep the bedroom cool.  It is hard to get a good night’s sleep when you feel too hot.  Keep the bedroom a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house.  Use pillows and sheets that are made of natural fibers that breathe.

Establish a schedule.  Set a regular time to go to sleep and a time to wake up every day for 30 days.  Your body will be trained to know it is time to sleep.  Also, avoid reading, watching television or spending large amounts of waking time in bed.

Create a relaxation ritual.  Before going to bed, take a warm bath, do some deep breathing or some yoga stretches to help your mind shut down and relax.  Drinking a cup of herbal tea may also help you relax before going to bed.

Sleep is important for your longevity and quality of life.  Getting a consistent and high quality of sleep will keep you feeling great.

Remember to consult with your physician before making any changes to your health regime.

For more health and wellness tips, stay tuned to AskDrCris.com.

Published by AskDrCris

Hi, I'm Dr. Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Cris). I'm the owner of Ask Dr. Cris, the Spiritual Life Coach & Speaker LLC, which is a full-service Career, Education, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Consulting firm that assists businesses, educational institutions, organizations, individual clients, and students who are in need of transitioning your career, identifying your purpose in life or desiring to live a healthier more spiritual-enriched life. Through my website AskDrCris.com, you can learn more about my #1 best selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board or my other popular dietary book How to be Schoolgirl Skinny. You can also SHOP AskDrCris for other books and spiritual gifts. Through my AskDrCris Blog, you will receive weekly updates on career tips, learn details on manifesting your vision through the spiritual vision board process, in addition to education, health, wellness, and nutrition tips. My intention is to provide spiritual guidance and suggestions that will guide followers with insight on living and maintaining a more prosperous, healthy, and blessed life.

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