Sleep The Power of Staying Healthy -




Sleep is essential to staying healthy and boosting your immunity. But getting enough sleep when you're not in your regular routine can be difficult. After all, your bedroom may be only a few steps from your home office and tempting to dive into in the mid afternoon when energy slumps.here are 5 ways to get a better nights rest:

1. Avoid eating within 4 hours of bedtime. That means if you go to bed at 10 pm your dinnertime should end by 6pm...that may be difficult when the office is at home, so try to schedule your evening wind-down at the same time each evening. Certain foods may interrupt sleep. Avoid spicy foods, high sugar and

2. Sleep in a cold room. Optimal sleep temperatures are at 66 degrees so colder is always better. It gives you a good reason to snuggle up close with a blanket.

3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol within 4 hours of bedtime - Simply 4-6 ounces of red wine may interrupt sleep. So if you imbibe, think happy hour then dinner and stick to decaf coffee at night.

4. Create a sleep routine. Just as we read to our children and tuck them in with a bedtime story, find a routine to wind down your brain and body. A warm bath, a journal or reading a book can all help you slumber into sounder sleep.

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