Sleep Advice from the Experts – Have a Bedtime ritual

Is flopping into bed your bedtime ritual?  You’ve had a busy day with more items on your to do list than most people could accomplish in a week.  No wonder you’re tempted to squeeze in one more thing before you turn in for the night.  However, if you have trouble sleeping you may want to rethink your nightly routine (or lack thereof).

The benefits of sleep have been well documented.  If you are having trouble sleeping it’s probably not because you think sleep is unimportant.  But it may be that you need to establish a true bedtime ritual that incorporates helpful habits to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. 

How you actually determine what to change may depend on your situation and personality.  Some people like to record and analyze data and for them a sleep journal might be very helpful.  Others might see that as one more thing on an already, overcrowded list of daily activities.

However, you approach it we have a few simple suggestions. You might start by asking yourself if that one may want to ask yourself is that one more thing really more important than sleep?  And will you agree in the morning that it was vital to complete that task? Sometimes the answer is yes especially when deadlines are looming.  But at other times you may be better of putting of till tomorrow what you could do today in the interest of a better night sleep. 

We borrowed some ideas from the SavvyRest website to share with you.  These are simple ideas that don’t take much time.  The first idea is to make a nightly to do list transferring your thoughts to pen and paper.  Another is to practice breathing technique or try counting backwards.  Perhaps one of these ideas will help quiet the mind so that you can get some well earned and much needed sleep.

Finally you want to be sure that when your head hits the pillow it’s well supported and free of harmful chemicals.  At the Healthy Bed Store we have a wide selection of certified organic pillows including SavvyRest Wool-Latex Pillow.   This pillow is filled with both organic wool and shredded latex.  The wool promotes air circulation and prevents a buildup of heat and the latex adds a responsive element.  This pillow is customizable and comes when an inner and outer casing.  The other casing is removable and can be handwashed in cold water and line dried.

Pillows are not returnable so we invite you into our store at 2690 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, CA 95630.  We encourage you to take your time and find the pillow that is right for you.

Thanks for your time and we hope that one of these tips will make your night more restful.


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