Tips for Your Routine Winding down You need to have a period of relaxing before bed. During this time you should avoid screens and things that stimulate your body and mind. Try things such as reading a book, having a cup of calming tea, taking a warm bath, gentle yoga, or meditation. Explore and find the best relaxing thing for you to do. Try journaling If you are stressed try writing out the problem or making lists. Once you have
Delicious and Healthy Bedtime Snacks These mixes of carbs and protein increase serotonin levels which leads to better sleep. 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal with 1/2 cup nonfat milk 6 ounces low-fat yogurt and a sprinkling of berries 1 slice whole wheat toast and 1 tablespoon peanut butter 3.5 ounces fat-free vanilla pudding and 4 graham crackers
Eat well, sleep well As we've discussed before, diet is a huge part of your health. When you eat well you are healthier. A great diet leads to better health and better sleep. What you eat can effect your sleep greatly, like when you eat sugary snacks to get you through the morning then by afternoon you're crashing. Instead of reaching for those sugary snacks in the morning, start off with a great breakfast like
Insomnia We've talked about insomnia over the past couple of days. Many times people will go undiagnosed with a sleep disorder, feeling that they're just a light sleeper, or that they just don't need a lot of sleep to function. The truth is that you do need sleep. Your body cannot function correctly without enough sleep and it is very rare for a person to actually need under 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Many common signs of insomnia are
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf This quote perfectly explains the relationship between your diet and your health. At the very core of your health is the nutrition you put into your body. The food you eat should contain nutrition that will give you the vitamins, protein, calories, minerals, etc., that our bodies need to thrive. Without the correct balance of nutrition we can be left feeling sluggish, hungry even after a meal, or even ill.