For me, this time of year can be filled with equal amounts of good cheer and stress, so I thought it would be very appropriate to share some tips for getting the most out of the sleep that comes as a reward for each long day! This month’s Real Simple has a great feature titled “What is the secret to a good night’s sleep?” As a sleep ambassador to my supporters, I feel compelled to post these secrets here for you all…Please take them to heart, and get some great rest this Holiday Season!
~Have your partner give you a foot massage (and remember to give back!)
~Check one more small item off your list so that you go to bed with a fresh sense of accomplishment…It can be as simple as throwing a load of laundry into the machine!
~Avoid making any mention of stressful topics after 9pm…Give your mind (and body!) some time to wind down from the practicality of the day and to prepare for the next one.
~Employ a good old fashioned set of ear plugs and an eye mask…Slipping into that secure space as quickly as possible can enhance the quality of the entire night’s sleep.
~If you are a working woman, plan your outfit for the following workday just before you head to bed. This can create a sense of preparedness for what’s to come that will help you rest easy that night.
~Make your last thoughts of the day the most positive ones! Count all of your blessings after you turn out the lights, and take that warm sense of security and thankfulness to sleep with you.
~Keep your feet warm and toasty! Pajamas are great to create all-over warmth, but don’t forget those extremities!
Cheers to Sleep!