I am a true believer that we are here in this world to experience all we can experience!
Life is FULL of exciting adventures, and if you are like me, you fill up every hour of your day with all that is possible!
Often with full days comes the need for a GOOD quality night sleep.
How much sleep are you having?
Quality v’s quantity is the general rule although just as we individualise diets for people, so too can be said by the amount of hours we sleep.
Sleep is absolutely essential for basic maintenance and repair of the of body systems:
In fact, sleep is so important to our overall health that total sleep deprivation has clinically been proven to be fatal.
What a good night sleep does:
Enhances memory and mental clarity
Improves athletic performance
Boosts mood and overall energy
Improves immune function
Increase stress tolerance
Therefore better quality nights sleep the more quality of life you can tap into!
So here are 5 tips to increase your quality of sleep:
Introduce a calming bedtime routine: allowing your body to know its time to unwind and slow down
e.g. having a relaxing bath filled with Epsom salts,
and/or A night time tea: we drink BEE Dreamy
Enjoy earlier night going to bed before 11 pm. “An hour before midnight is worth two hours after”. It turns
out there is some truth in this saying. When you fall asleep, you go through a 90-minute cycle of non-REM
sleep followed by REM sleep. But the ratio of non-REM to REM sleep within those 30-minute cycles
changes across the night. In the early part of the night (11pm – 3am). These stages of sleep are so important
due to it being where our body regenerates, repairs tissues and engages in the rejuvenation process
Meditation and deep breathing: Allow your body to transition from sympathetic nervous system to
parasympathetic nervous- rest and digest.
Create your space: allow your bedroom to be free of artificial light, quiet and well ventilated. Artificial light
disrupts our circadian rhythms and therefore interferes with sleep. Go old school, use an analog clock and
have fun picking out your preferred curtains/blinds. Enjoy timeout away from your phone and computer-
place it outside your room for some quality zzzzz.
Caffeine to be consumed before 12 noon: allow your body space to unwind from stimulants foods and
drink. Enjoy your green teas, coffees, cacao treats earlier in the day to ensure a restful sleep without a
stimulated central nervous system and mind. Have fun trialing different herbal teas after lunch Bees Knees Teas
Happy ZZZZZZ’s Sweet dreaming,