Did you know that driving drowsy is estimated to be a factor in 20% of fatal car crashes? Reported by The Traffic Safety Study by AAA Foundation in the US
Rekindle your Romance with Sleep
...and you'll love the new & improved you!
While there are many reasons why people don't get enough sleep, we are not without natural remedies to help us reclaim our vitality through the natural restorative process of sleep. In order to maintain optimal health people know that nutrition and fitness are foundational, but what they don't always acknowledge is that there are 3 sides to this equation making Sleep the third and equally crucial element in the triangle of health! Sadly, burnt out business executives have proven the fatality of pushing their bodies on little sleep: founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington collapsed while at work and broke her cheek bone on her desk as she fell due to exhaustion. Since that life changing accident Arianna wrote the book The Sleep Revolution and has become an evangelist for her favourite natural performance enhancer- SLEEP!
Inadequate sleep is linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimers. While getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep has transformed professional athletes and Arianna herself into happier and more present individuals with sustained success, many are still burdened by the pressure of to-do lists and think that 7-9 hrs of sleep is a luxury. THIS IS NOT TRUE. In a 24/7 culture we have a lot of distractions that hinder getting good sleep, so here are some SIMPLE yet POWERFUL tips to begin a Healthy Bedtime Routine.
- Power off your phone & all other electronic devices 30 minutes before bed (if you read before bed, use a real book and no TV in the bedroom)
- Try one of the following relaxation techniques if the days stressors have you wired: 5 minutes of exercise, a hot bath with epsom salts/essential oils or a cup of Honey & Tea
- Set a bedtime and follow it as much as possible (Monday-Thursday) no more work after the kids or your partner goes to bed...
As the majority of my clients are women, I want to remind you that your tendency is to take care of everyone else first, and the pressure to be the perfect mom who stays up late to bake cookies or make your husbands lunch can give you a sense of identity, but the truth is, in the long run you will suffer from sleep deprivation, so CHOOSE today to Make Time for your best Life and in the end your family will appreciate a happier, healthier (more playful) you!
Make your family apart of your bedtime routine, who knows the family stretch or tea time might give you a new opportunity to talk and enjoy each other's company.
As an encouragement to help you look forward to your bedtime routine, I have put 3 of our caffeine free tea kits on sale until March 1st. You can find them on the home page of the website. Enjoy!