ESSENTIAL HOW-TO SLEEP TIPS
7 tips for deep, blissed-out sleep…
Here is a little sweet pillow talk about dreamland where we spend about one third of every day of our lives…
Why talk about sleep when it’s something our bodies do naturally?
The truth is that sleep is not something that just happens… unless you are a teenager! Even babies need to learn to fall asleep and sleep well.
What’s important about getting good sleep?
Good sleep is vital for good health. Sleep deprivation can lead to a multitude of health issues:
- It escalates the hunger hormone called ghrelin, which increases food cravings
- It escalates the stress hormone called cortisol, which can cause weight gain, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis and depressed immunity
- It causes elevated blood pressure in people with hypertension, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and stroke
Learning how to improve your sleep is not just a luxury—it’s a necessity!
How do I get better sleep?
Follow these 7 tips for a bedtime routine and rest assured (excuse the pun) that you will feel more rejuvenated and energized than you even knew was possible:
- Practice regular sleep rhythms by going to bed and waking up around the same time each day.
- Create total quiet and darkness in your bedroom.
- Avoid caffeine or reduce your intake after noon as it affects your sleep dramatically.
- Get regular exposure to daylight for at least 20 minutes a day because the sunlight triggers your brain to release melatonin, which is vital for healthy sleep.
- Eat no later than two hours before you go to bed because eating a heavy meal before bedtime will impede your body’s natural overnight detoxification process.
- Write down your worried thoughts before bedtime so you can free your mind and drop into a deep and restful sleep.
- Take a hot salt or aromatherapy bath because raising your body temperature before bed helps to induce sleep.
TURN OFF ALL BLUESCREENS AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE BED
Sept 11 & 25 @ 7pm Yin- Kärin
*Coming soon: manipulated breathwork paired with yin holds for vagus nerve & brain health
8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM
*No class Monday sept 5th
6:00pm Summer Flow: Celebrating Sun & Self-Care -Sarah
6pm Breathe-Move-Meditation- Jen- in studio and ZOOM
8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels – Elle – via zoom
9-10:15am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi -Lynn- @West Lake Park corner of Dacota & Lake St
Sunday September 11th, 18th, & 25th and October 2nd Finding Your Foundation 4-week workshop with Kassie
Saturday September 10th @ 10am- mama and me yoga with Katie K