Katy's Tip of the Week: Sleep
In addition to eating plenty of healthy foods, your body also needs a good amount of down time to be at its best. How many of you are committing 7-9 hours of sleep each night? Here are a few tips to help you catch more zzz’s:
Unplug: Wean yourself off TV and smartphones in your bedroom. The bright lights and entertainment stimulate your mind when you should be focused on calming it.
Meditate: Take a few minutes to be still. Push out any worries or to-do lists for the next day. Reflect on the positives from your day and how to bring those with you as you start the next day on a good foot.
Invest in a sleep mask: We’re all happy that this winter is finally over, but spring and summer bring the sun up brighter and earlier. Blocking out any light can help you stay asleep longer. This also helps if you have light from the street coming in at night.
Resist the snooze button: While getting 5 more minutes of sleep in is always appealing, it won’t bring you productive sleep. If you’re relying on the snooze button, try heading to bed earlier. It might take your body a little while to get used to an earlier bedtime, but you’ll be happy you put in the effort when you pop out of bed well-rested in the morning.
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