Be BETTER believes that sleep is one of the most important factors in attaining a healthy lifestyle. This week, the health goal is to focus on preparing your body for sleep! We don’t often realize how important it is to create time before bed to put away all electronics, and simply read a book, dim the lights, and listen to calming music to help our bodies release melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep cycles. By lowering all lights, our bodies begin to release melatonin, which makes us feel sleepy. It is amazing how much our bodies adjust when we slow our minds down, and remove all the constant stimulation we are faced with throughout the day. Don’t check Facebook on your phone, or email right before bed, it hinders the body’s ability to fall asleep. At the end of the week of preparing your body for sleep, notice if you are falling asleep faster, easier, deeper and BETTER.
More information on 10 Tips to a Sleep BETTER: http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/basics/10-tips-for-better-sleep.htm