7 Things to Help You Get the Sleep You Need

Woman Sleeping in Bed

Sometimes we learn what’s important in life from difficult experiences. One day, that wakeup call came with a blood test. My cholesterol levels were extremely high in all categories, which meant a trajectory for heart disease.

At first, I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. I was fretting over how to lower my cholesterol. It was difficult to pay attention to the right food when trying to balance work and family. Every day there were new things to add my already excessive to-do list, and the first things that suffered were nutrition and that eight-hour sleep I once enjoyed many years ago.

It was time to find ways to slow down this crazy pace of life and have a better night’s sleep. If you’re finding yourself sleep-deprived, here are seven things that help you get the sleep you need.

1. Spend more time with friends and family.

Downtime periods and socializing help from information overload and create a more balanced day.

2. Meditate.

Meditation is definitely something you need to tune in, but when you do, you may find that it quietens the mind and releases negative thoughts you might have been holding unto. The key is to not judge your “monkey mind” especially at the end of a busy workday.

3. Use natural oils like lavender.

Sprinkle them on sheets and in the bathwater for a more calming and soothing me. I took the advice from this article and even started whiffing it here and there for a mood booster.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post
Dorit Sasson