Best Sleep Tips from an exercise guru...
Our bodies are designed to move and when we don’t get enough exercise during the day our quality of sleep is directly effected. Movement during the day can be as simple as taking the steps instead of the elevator, standing while talking on the phone or taking a brisk 20 minute walk. Complicated load bearing exercises like the 50 minute classes I do at Hilliard Studio Method require the needed release of energy and movement of the body that require a good nights sleep and assist in a good night’s sleep.
For optimum sleep hygiene, aim for at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep per night and use these basic guidelines to set you up for success:
- Use your bedroom for sleep and sex only.
- Turn your electronics such as phones, iPads and TVs off at least one hour before bedtime
- Have a light dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime and limit alcohol intake or trade your nightcap in for a calming chamomile tea. Meditate or journal.
- Make your own bedtime ritual that includes turning in around the same time every night
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