Sleep anyone? When was the last time you slept 'enough'?
Yeah I know.
But yesterday was World Sleep Day! It was originally created to bring together sleep healthcare providers to discuss and distribute sleep information around the world. Sleep is something that most of us know is important but don't always quite give it the attention it deserves and our bodies need! Over the last few weeks with everything that has been going I was doing an overnight in the hospice unit and woke up every two hours-it was not great sleep. Now, sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do but it took me two days to recover! I literally had the sleep hangover that clients and friends had told me about; you have brain fog, feel just generally run down, screws with your appetite and so much more. Since then I've been much more conscious about sleep, not perfect but so much better.
These are some of the things I attempt to do when it comes to healthy sleep hygiene. I don't do all of these perfect and it doesn't always happen the exact way I'd like, but every time that I get into this type of routine I feel so much better!
💤Same bedtime every night
💤Leaving the phone out of your room/stopping blue light at least 45 minutes before bed
💤Evening routine that includes relaxing things like applying/diffusing essential oils, epsom salt bath, meditating or even reading (depending upon the book, we've all had those ones that we keep reading throughout the night no matter how late it gets lol)
💤Proper temperature for comfort-this varies but there is a range between 60-67F that doctors say is most beneficial. (I so like it warmer than this🌞)
These are just a few, there are many more out there! Is there a sleep routine/thing you do that really helps? I'd so love to know and add in more goodness.💤