The Power Of A Good Bedtime Routine
In the 30+ years I have been in my career, the one thing I come across a lot is
the fact that so many people do not have a good, solid, healthy night-time routine implemented.
Before you click away, I cannot stress the IMPORTANCE of this, and how it will impact ALL areas of your life, from your health to your relationships.
HOW YOU START YOUR DAY, WILL INFLUENCE YOUR DAY.
DID YOU KNOW?
Working shifts (especially night shifts) is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, concludes a study published on the British Medical Journal website. 
This is because it disrupts our body clock (circadian rhythm). When you observe animals you will notice that they awaken and sleep when the sun rises and sets. They are literally synced to the circadian rhythm of the earth and this is the healthiest way to live.
Getting yourself into a good routine in the evening will help you to feel more energised in the morning, allow you to be more productive and even assist with balancing your stress levels.
Things I recommend:
- Turning off electrical items an hour before bed, or at least use blue light blocking apps or glasses for your screens. So many people are overstimulated, and this is also something I've witnessed with children.
- In addition, turn off the internet and ensure mobiles are on flight mode (your alarm will still work). Or better still, turn it off! Another option is to use an old fashioned alarm clock and keep your mobile in a different room completely.
- If your mobile isn't off, any notifications coming through WILL disturb your sleep. In addition, avoid checking your phone during the night.
DID YOU KNOW?
Our mind & body repair whilst we sleep. Therefore, it's vital to allow good quality restoration and healing, and it's also great for FAT LOSS!
More Top Tips
Get to sleep before midnight, but ideally earlier (remember the circadian rhythm).
Avoid addictive pharmaceutical products. Natural lavender used on your pillow can help with sleep problems.
Avoid caffeine after midday. This includes green tea, as it does contain caffeine (always check the label of teas to be sure).
Leave a notepad & pen next to your bed, if you wake up or think of things ‘to do’ write them down & off-load.
Meditate (practise deep breathing) before you sleep.
Keep your bedroom tidy & organised to allow a good flow of energy in the room.
Take a relaxing bath with some lavender oil.
Ensure to stay hydrated in the first part of the day, to avoid the need to get up and take a pee in the night. In addition, alcohol and caffeine are diuretics, which will make you want to pee more!
Your nutritional choices will also influence the way you sleep.
To conclude, sleep is a vital commodity for all humans. Following some easy guidelines like the ones listed above will assist you in waking up feeling pretty damn awesome and ready to take on the world.
Any questions, please comment below.
With love Lisa Marie ❤️
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 "Shift work linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke"
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