Wellness Wednesday Tips for a Sounder Sleep

Wellness can often be overlooked… Especially when life gets busy! Often, we become detached from our senses, from our body, and well… from life! When we’re constantly meeting deadlines, keeping up with our business needs, or housework and caring for others, it’s easy to lose touch with ourselves.

 

But don’t worry, WECM’s got your back! Through the month of November, we’ll be sharing wellness and mindfulness tools, through our #WellnessWednesday campaign. These mid-week reminders are meant to recalibrate your mind, your body, and your spirit to sustain you throughout the week, the month, the season, and beyond!

 

Simple, accessible, and easily manageable, the tools you will gain access to upon embarking on this journey with us are made to inspire you in maintaining practices in your day-to-day which will help you THRIVE!

 

This week let’s talk SLEEP!

 

As the sun starts sleeping more…so should we. Here are some tips for a sounder sleep.

 

Get Outside

Get outside during the day! Your circadian rhythm is the tool by which your body keeps time and regulates which hormones to emit during which cycles of the day. These hormones can induce or inhibit sleep, so it’s important to get some daylight to regulate this function in your body!

 

Get Comfortable

As simple as it sounds, getting physically comfortable ensures a better sleep. So, wash those sheets, put on your warmest pajamas, and drift off to a deeper sleep!

 

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Practicing relaxation techniques a few hours before bed is proven to help with a quality sleep. Try meditating, stretching, reading, taking a warm bath or shower, or simply slowing yourself down.

 

Put Down Those Screens

Stay away from screens in the evening! Though we often gravitate toward scrolling through our feeds or watching just one more episode of that new show on Netflix as relaxation methods, blue light exposure reduces your body’s production of sleep hormones.

 

Thanks for joining our first week of #WellnessWednesday tips! Tune in every Wednesday in November on any WECM platform InstagramFacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter for more ways to THRIVE!

 

Sources

“17 Proven Tips to Sleep Better at Night.” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-tips-to-sleep-better. Web. November 2, 2021.