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How to create a restful sleep routine

A good night’s sleep is said to work wonders. A solid 7 to 10 hours of uninterrupted rest leaves you energized, refreshed, relaxed, and feeling like you can take on anything. However, it can be tempting to skip the sleep we need, and difficult to get the rest we need once we do hit the sheets. Many people find it hard to drop off at night, while others nod off and find themselves waking up during the night. The key is to create a healthy and restful pre-bed routine that tells your brain that it’s time to put away the gadgets and focus on winding down from a long day. You’ll be amazed at how effective this routine can be at helping you catch those Z’s.

Everyone needs to sleep; it’s indispensable to your mental and physical health. Without it, you can become crabby and anxious, with impaired memory and judgment. With it, you become a new person, armed with all the tools you need to greet each day and make it count. That’s why it’s so important to take the time to create (and stick to) a relaxing and screen-free sleep routine that tells your brain to power down. Set aside time for relaxing bedtime yoga, a fragrant cup of herbal tea, some quiet time spent in meditation or reflection. Once in bed, a supportive and luxurious set of new pillows and soft sheets, in addition to the comfort of a weighted blanket, will have you getting the quality rest you need.

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