Bedtime procrastination is a real thing. Our bodies give us cues to let us know that we are tired and that we should go to sleep, but there are so many temptations telling us to delay bedtime. We all know we need at least 8 hours of sleep to be healthy, but let’as face it, we have all reached for our phone or the TV remote and have postponed sleep.  Sticking to a sleep schedule can be tough when you are used to procrastinating. Here are a few ways to get into a better sleep routine so that you can be the healthiest you can be.

  1. Establish a bedtime routine: Whether it is reading a book at the same time every night or setting an alarm to remind you when to start heading to bed, setting a regular bedtime routine is the best way to train your mind into recognizing when it is bedtime.4365576
  2. Work out: Exercising about 3 hours before you head to bed can be a great way to induce deep sleep.
  3. Don’t take your problems to bed: Try to go to bed happy (or if not happy, try to not be upset). Easier said than done, I know! Don’t dwell on your problems. They can cause restless sleep! Try journaling your problems or worries before bed to help calm your mind.

Sleep well!

XOXO, Chels