I would assume that, like my household, your sleep schedule can fluctuate and some nights you don’t get the amount of rest you need. Staying up late with kids, using the quiet time to get caught up on your responsibilities of the week, or tossing and turning with a to-do list filtering through your head is exhausting and often takes time away from your sleeping hours. Giving your body the adequate time to rest and recharge benefits you in more ways than just not waking up groggy at 7 AM.
Sleep is so important to your health which is why we have an entire post dedicated to just that. Make it a priority for yourself! Getting a good night’s sleep is like giving your body a thank you card.
So tonight, don’t have that glass (or bottle) of wine before bed. Try a new nightly routine to decompress before bed, read a book, practice mindfulness meditation, or any other method to relax your mind and body before putting it to rest. Get a full 8 hours of sleep and see how much better you feel in the morning.
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