To preview tomorrow’s interview with Ariana Huffington, we are going to talk about the 12 tips in her new book, The Sleep Revolution- Transforming your life, one night at a time.
#1 Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, Nicotine, and Other Chemicals that Interfere with Sleep
Nothing after 2pm
#2 Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep-Inducing Environment
Dark, quiet and cool
#3 Establish a Soothing Pre-Sleep Routine
Turn off tech, read or relax, ease into sleep
#4 Go to Sleep When You’re Truly Tired
Develop a routine to get in bed when you are tired, don’t push yourself beyond
#5 Don’t Be a Nighttime Clock-Watcher
If not asleep in 20 minutes get up and do quiet activity…no computers
#6 Use Light to Your Advantage
Start light when you get up and try to get outside during the day
#7 Keep Your Internal Clock Set with a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Same time each day or as close as possible
#8 Nap Early—Or Not at All
15-20 minutes is all you need before 5pm
#9 Lighten Up on Evening Meals
Stay light with your meals and not too late
#10 Balance Fluid Intake
Stay hydrated but don’t overdo it
#11 Exercise Early – 3 hours before bedtime
#12 Follow Through consistently with your actions, create new habits.
Create new patterns and habits to do it right.
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