May 23, 2012 by themagicherb
- Stay away from heavy dinners – think light and healthy when planning your dinners. Suppers that include a combination of proteins and amino acids will promote a better night’s sleep. If you’re looking for a late night snack, try milk and graham crackers or yogurt and bananas.
- Stop caffeine early in the day – that way you give it time to wear off naturally before bed.
- Silence your phone – try to put it away an hour before bedtime so you don’t get wound up by that last email or text. Also, buzzing and ringing will probably disrupt your sleep so try to fully silence it.
- Stretch before sleeping – a little light yoga with some controlled breathing can help put your mind at ease before bed.
- Set the mood for slumber – dim the lights some time before you go to bed instead of right when dozing off. This will signal the receptors in your brain that it’s time to hit the sack.
- Turn the TV and computer off – having them on right before or during sleep can make you feel like your sleep is insufficient compared to not having them on.