Sleep WELL tip: Maintaining a regular routine in the evening can help your body and mind transition into sleep mode at night. This allows for a more peaceful night of sleep and a more rested mind to function with the next day. Some elements of a sleep routine might include taking a warm shower, brushing one's teeth, setting an alarm for the next day, and taking about 5 minutes to drift to sleep. Others may include a hot cup of herbal tea, listening to music (usually something calming, like Coldplay or your own mix), or some light reading- leaving the deeper-intense thoughts for a better time of day. Do you have a sleep routine? If so, come tell us about it or learn from others on the Breezeway from 1-3 today!
Quit on Monday tip: If a smoker is in the routine of having a cigarette before bed they could actually be doing more harm to their sleep cycle than they realize. Smoking before going to sleep can result in a lighter sleep cycle leaving the person less rested in the morning. Instead of an evening smoke, try a hot cup of herbal tea to increase the chances of a more restful night's sleep.
Mellow Out Monday tip: Are you a regular at Mellow Out Mondays in the MSE? Is getting a back rub part of your Monday sleep routine? If so, that's awesome! If not, and you're feeling stressed, check out Mellow Out Monday for a 5-7 minute back-rub from Stressbusters as a great way to relieve some immediate stress and tension, allowing you to fall into bed with ease tonight.