Habits to Help You Sleep Well with Psychoneurologist, Dr. Sylva Dvorak and Robin Palmer @ MyGoodNightMessages.com
Daytime lifestyle habits such as eating and exercise play a role in how well you sleep. Here are some recommendations to support you in getting a good night’s sleep.
- It’s best to have a lighter meal at night and not eat too late in the evening. Heavy, rich foods at night take longer to digest and acidic, spicy foods can cause heartburn so best to avoid these types of foods at least 2 hours before bedtime.
- Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and for a good night’s rest! The nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant and can make it harder for you to fall asleep. It can also disrupt your sleep since you can experience nicotine withdrawal at during the night. There are numerous smoking cessation programs available. Get the support you need; it really is one of the best things you can do for your health.
- Exercising during the day will also help you to sleep better. Participate in exercise that you enjoy at least 5 times a week for 30-40 minutes such as brisk walking, swimming, and biking.
- Gentle stretching or doing gentle yoga poses can help to relax you before bed.