Surprising changes to make to get better sleep!

Surprising changes we need to make to our daily routine to get a good night's sleep -First step is to eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up. It doesn’t have to be a massive breakfast but at least a little something will keep the nervous system from slipping into survival mode. That mode makes your whole day off which throws your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep off. A handful of nuts can get our metabolism going and stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Avoiding caffeine before you go to bed is obvious but we actually need to stop all caffeine after 3pm! It takes at least 5 hours to drop caffeine levels to 50%. An after dinner coffee is still very much with us when we try to go to sleep later.

Taking breaks from technology a few minutes at least  every 90 minutes is important. It allows your nervous system moments to settle and allows the brain time to engage in vital mental processing, that will help you to sleep more deeply at night.

MOVE! Getting up and physically moving around every 30 minutes or so will release chemicals that later allow melatonin to work better!


   


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