When it comes to optimizing how your body and mind functions, sleep is one of the most important, effective (and easiest) aspects to focus on improving. So much is affected by lack of sleep or lack of healthy sleep rhythm- My recommendations can help you benefit from sharper memory, improved immune system, preventing undesired weight gain, higher energy levels, and so much more to better your quality of life. 

Tip #1

Ensure your room is dark, quiet, and comfortable. Turn off all devices and distractions and set the temperature to something that doesn’t make you feel too hot or too cold, which causes restlessness. Using meditation practices or breathing methods can help with the transition to sleep. 

Tip #2

Develop a consistent sleep rhythm. I highly recommend that you form the habit of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. You can use various apps, sites, journals, smartwatches, or even the Clock app on your iPhone to track sleep habits, set reminders, and gradually adjust your sleep times to fit your lifestyle. 

Tip #3

Prep your body for proper sleep. Make sure to use blue light blocking filters on devices prior to bedtime so you don’t trick your brain into staying up later. Another piece of advice is to lower your body temperature with a nice relaxing bath or shower ( the natural dip in temperature after bath or shower, will trigger the brain to produce melatonin) before climbing into bed                                                                                                                         

Lastly, taking magnesium rather than sleeping pills can be a helpful and natural sleep aid.

Combine all of these suggestions for your specific lifestyle and body and start reaping the benefits of improved sleep hygiene!