“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep,” said Robert Frost in a beautiful poem. But, if you don’t get a good night’s sleep, those miles are going to seem tougher and tougher to cover. There may be a variety of factors stressing you out, don’t let sleep be one of them. Make that first promise of staying healthy and take the first step to your goals, for yourself!
You’ve probably noticed how little you get done and how groggy you are when you haven’t slept well at night. So we’d like to offer you a few ways that’ll help you fall into a peaceful slumber and wake up ready to carpe diem.
Sleep and a full tummy go hand-in-hand, and skimping on meals is the opposite of what you should be doing for your health. Eat your three square meals and then periodically throughout the day to keep your energy going. Snack on healthy foods and fibers instead of carbs and you should on your way to snoozing well.
Keep The Caffeine & Sugar Away…
…in the evening. A sugar high and a caffeine rush are two things you do not need towards the end of your day, so once the sun goes down, keep them far, far away.
Sip A Soothing Cuppa
Drinking chamomile tea, or any hot tea that calms you will go a long way to give you a good night’s sleep. If tea is not your thing, you could drink a glass of cherry juice (the fresh kind, of course) or eat a bowl of cherries that naturally boost melatonin levels that are essential for resetting your body clock.
Keep That Kale Coming!
A naturally rich source of calcium, a healthy serving of kale can boost calcium levels. A calcium deficiency can contribute to losing sleep.
Put That Phone Down
With screens all around us all day long, you don’t need one more at night too. That blue glow from the screen is harmful at night. So put that screen, whether phone or laptop or tv away a couple of hours and wind down with a relaxing activity or reading.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams,” said the very wise author Dr. Seuss. So don’t let yourself lose sleep over anything unless it’s something rather wonderful.