It’s been proven that adults need 8 hours of sleep per night, but on average, most American’s get less than seven hours per night.
Whether it’s due to stress, distractions, or wandering minds, little sleep can interfere with work, social activities and health habits. These three small eating and drinking habits can keep you from tossing and turning up all night. Be more conscious about what is going into your body and when, and you might get close to fulfilling those eight full hours of sleep!
- Eating a balanced diet: increasing fruit, vegetable and whole grain foods in the diet can improve energy levels during the day. This will help to tire the body at night and contribute to a healthy sleep cycle.
- Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon: caffeine can block the cell receptors that are used to trigger sleep signals, tricking the body into thinking that it’s not tired. By staying in the body for up to 8 hours, it’s important to stay away from caffeine closer to bed.
- Keep away from eating large meals at night: heavy, rich meals filled in high-fat foods take a lot of time and effort for your stomach to digest, which can keep you awake longer.
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
Where you sleep has a tremendous impact on your personal energy. If your bedroom is not in the right space relationship it might affect yours. I bring this up because I have personally met with a feng shui consultant. It may sound kooky but when sleep becomes an issue and nothing else works you have nothing to lose. Its all about the positioning. You might live in a beautiful new home in the burbs or a sheek apartment downtown in NYC with FRETTE Linens and yet your sleep still stinks! Its all about the CH’I. Move that bed so that it doesnt feel stuck in the room. If their is a bathroom let the foot of the bed face the bathroom and the side of the bed should be accessible to the hallway door.
Another thing I really enjoy is Sensual Sounds. Id venture to say that hearing the TV blasted with a game or a movie with guns going off will put your relaxing ch’i in the mood. Instead pretend your a baby a listen to some soothing sounds, something that will calm your mind a bit.
There are many small changes that can be made in order to help sleep habits, some you might not even know that can help you fall asleep quicker, and for longer. Give it a try and check back in with me.
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