Module 18: A Life Built For Sleep
Sleep is interconnected with all of our lifestyle choices, not just our “sleep hygiene.” What we do throughout the day, our habits and decisions, can have a major impact on the quality of sleep we get at night.
A good night’s rest truly starts the moment you wake up. Choices such as a nutrient dense breakfast and early morning sunlight exposure will set you up for restful sleep later that evening.
Moderate exercise during the day can also help you achieve better sleep. In fact, this relationship is bi-directional, exercise leads to better sleep and better sleep leads to better exercise.
A winddown routine can help set your body and brain up for optimal rest. Your sleep routine should be personal to you and consist of things like a cup of chamomile tea, a warm bath, or journaling. Personally, I’m a big fan of stretching before bed, having a good air filter in my bedroom, and love a cup of herbal tea with a little honey.
A dark room on the colder side with no electronics, minimal noise or other distractions is the ideal setting for sleep. Try to leave your phone in a different room.
Overall, my goal for you in this module is to help you understand that your sleep is impacted by every decision you make throughout the day – and good sleep requires a holistic view on your daily routine – not just what you do in the moments before bed.
Be sure to review the resources in the module to learn about a sample daily routine that will help you achieve your best sleep.