Sleep is the beholder of our body's natural rhythm, and is intimately connected to our universal web. When we sleep our body has space and an opportunity to process everything while we are in a deep state of stillness, both the physical and energetic. Sleep has been shown in studies time and time again to improve health overall. It works wonders for skin health. It is not just about getting to bed early, but rather the quality of how we are preparing ourselves for bed. I’ve learned and discovered the following:
Prepare for the next day the night before. For example, as we get ready for bed, know that we are actually getting ready and setting ourselves up for the next 24 hour cycle.
Establish a steady rhythm for sleeping & waking times. Use a supportive alarm clock.
Understand the digestive system, and that the body should be complete in digesting food a few hours before bedtime, otherwise it will use energy instead of allowing for a deeper settlement.
Set up the room, temperature, lighting, cozy bedding and pajamas, is your room tidy, and check in on sounds, are they soothing?
Sometimes it is helpful to sleep with an eye mask and ear covers if you have a lot on the mind, letting our breath support us.
For a racy mind, keep a journal or sheet of paper next to the bed incase any thoughts come up, you can write them down and give yourself permission to leave them for the next day.
Keep a glass of water next to the bed.
There are many internal stressors and hormones that play a role in the response of our bodies. Make sure to check in with a therapist, doctor, coach, healing practitioner or trusted person for support.
Taking a look at the other pillars of wellness and how they are currently in balance life: soul connection, relationships, exercise, healthy communication, nourishing foods, etc.
Consider keeping work separate from the bedroom, and limit screens.
Discover magnesium and how it can support sleep.
If there was royalty sleeping in your home for the night, how would you prepare for them? We are the true royalty!
Is this overwhelming? Starting with one small adjustment at a time is helpful. No stress needed.