Your sleep hygiene is important in enabling your body to reset itself to be ready for another day. There are plenty of things we can do to promote better quality sleep, like eating a wide variety of healthful foods, getting in some daily movement and managing stress. Here are some other tips to help you sleep better!
– Follow a Sleep Schedule
Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. This will help train your body to know that it’s time to rest, so you can get to sleep easier.
– Limit Your Use of Electronics for At Least 1 Hour Before Bedtime
The blue light emitted from our cell phones actually sends signals to our brains that it’s still daytime, making it harder for us to shut off when it’s time for sleep.
– Give Yourself Time Before Bed to Relax and Unwind
Consider writing in a journal or taking down some notes for your next day’s to-do list– anything that will help quiet your mind.
– A Snack Before Bedtime is Okay
You may have heard that you need to cut off all eating a few hours before bedtime, but this isn’t a one size fits all approach. Some of us benefit from having a bit of food in our stomach to help us fall asleep. The keyword is small, though, as eating a heavy meal right before bedtime makes your digestive system work overtime and can actually hinder your sleep.
– Go Easy on the Alcohol
Alcohol affects the production of sleep-inducing chemicals in the brain and can block REM sleep (the deep, restorative type of sleep).
– Include Relaxation Techniques
Relaxation techniques are helpful for managing stress and promoting deep, restful sleep. Relax before bed with a warm bath, deep breathing, meditation, gentle stretching or yoga.
Getting enough quality sleep each night allows our bodies to reset themselves both physically and emotionally so that we can be ready for a new day ahead. Refer back to the list above whenever you need to check in on your sleep routine!
Want to learn more about fitness, nutrition and boxing?
Boxing Evolution has the perfect solution with our very own ‘Zero to Hero’ boxing body transformation course.
You will learn about all the different aspects of weight loss, nutrition (including monthly recipes) and developing fitness along with learning real boxing skills. There is no better way to lose weight and get in shape than with boxing!
For more information please check out the ‘Learn More’button below.
Want more information on Boxing skills, fitness, weight loss and nutrition? Sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with the latest, simply sign up below!