First things first lets break those bad habits.
It’s may seem relaxing to fall asleep to the sound of Netflix or scrolling through your phone right before bed, however studies have shown this can do more harm than good. Our minds are in a constant “go mode” all day. Using electronics right before bed can cause an increase of brain activity, which results in a harder time sleeping.
Leave the phone, the Netflix, the e-mails, and the social media on silent an hour before you go to sleep. Instead either cozy up to a good book or play meditation music.
Sometimes you just haven’t gotten enough to eat that day and you have to have a snack before bed. If you’re going to snack do it tight with foods high in tryptophan. Tryptophan helps produce serotonin, which makes melatonin. Melatonin helps control the sleeping cycle for a better night rest. You can find this in food such as milk, bananas, turkey, yogurt, and more.
We all get lazy from time to time, but washing your face before bed is key. Don’t let the “it’s just one night” get a hold of you. We all know its not just one night.
Baths are essential for relaxing. Forget the “I don’t have time” and get your booty in there. The warm water will relax your muscles and tension from all your daytime stresses. Try out different oils to soothe your skin and get your aromatherapy in.
Chocolate is good in moderation especially dark chocolate! Leave your taste buds happy with a little bit of sweetness at the end of your day.
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