How to Get a Good Night Sleep featuring reBloom
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Sleep has been eluding me lately <people with children laugh and tell me ‘that’s cute’> and I don’t like it. Do you have nights when you toss and turn? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you haven’t slept at all? Me too ??
There are a few things (probably) keeping you awake at night. Below are 5 lessons I’ve learned that have helped me re-align myself.
Lesson #1: Get off the damn phone
Cut off electronic usage at least 30 minutes prior to bed, that includes your cellphone. Say whaaaaa? I am on my phone until the minute I fall asleep. Sometimes, I even fall asleep with it in my hand. I wake up the next morning having slept horribly and with the weirdest dreams.
As attached as we are to our phones they are terrible for our sleep patterns.
• Over 20% of Americans may suffer from chronic sleep loss or untreated sleep disorders.
• Poor sleep can contribute to weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, an impaired immune system, and attention deficit disorder.
• More than 1,500 deaths a year are caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
• Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
• Sleeping pills have many side effects, such as continued drowsiness during the day, poor short-term memory, worsening of breathing difficulties, and possible addiction
Lesson #2: As much as it pains me, I’m now #Teamnonaps
As much as I love me a nap during the day, they actually do more harm than good. Have you ever taken an hour nap and then not been able to sleep for 2-3 hours past your regular sleep time? The nap has thrown off your sleep pattern. It sounds absurd, but take a long ass nap during the day and then tell me if you get a restful nights’ sleep afterwards!
Lesson #3: Don’t watch the clock
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and looked at the clock like, “I have to be up in 3 hours. I have to be up in 45 minutes. I have to be up now, I should be up now?!” Well, your clock is distracting you and keeping you awake.
Dim the display if you can, if not, angle it so it’s just slightly out of view.
Lesson #4: Eat light before bed
Do not, and I repeat do NOT eat a hella heavy meal before bed. You’re probably saying, duh Marshel, that’s common knowledge. But do you know exactly when “right before bed” is? It’s 2-3 hours prior to sleep. You want to give your food enough time to completely digest.
Lesson #5: Try a natural sleep aid
I have some tips and tricks to help you get a restful nights’ sleep. But sometimes you need a little extra help, which is where reBloom comes in.
There are tons of “sleep aids” on the market and I’ve tried a few. Most leave me feeling groggy and grumpy the next morning. reBloom, is an all-natural sleep remedy that gently lulls you to sleep. With all natural ingredients such as chamomile and melatonin you don’t have to worry about icky chemicals forcing you to sleep. And it’s non-habit forming, so you won’t feel like you “need it” after you take it.
reBloom gives me a feeling of warmth and relaxation, not the “I just took something” feeling. When taken 30 minutes before bed, I was able to comfortably drift to sleep and get a restful night. I awoke clear headed and completely refreshed the following morning. Who knew all the magic you needed to sleep was in a 2.5oz bottle?!
Which changes will you be making to your bedtime routine? Let me know! Also, check out reBloom for yourself and let me know how great your sleep is!