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Top 5 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Top 5 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest
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Getting a good night’s rest is incredibly important, as it is one of the key components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The more sleep you get, the more you lower your risk for health problems, stay at a healthy weight, get sick less often, reduce stress… The list goes on.

While this might not be new information to you, getting a good night’s rest can be a huge struggle for many people. Whether you’re up all night because of worries, insomnia, migraines, etc., we all long for a better sleeping pattern.

Do you find yourself often tossing and turning throughout the night wishing to find a way to get you to fall asleep? While counting sheep may work some, here are our top tips and tricks to help you catch some Zzz’s:

Lower the temperature:

As Montrealers, we know our cold. But, on hot summer nights when air conditioning isn’t always the most accessible… Sleeping can be a challenge. Try to find ways to lower the temperature in your bedroom, to ensure a cool and breezy night. 

Turn off screens:

While scrolling or watching TV before bed may seem the most desirable, it can be the most damaging for someone looking to better their sleep. The screens trick our minds into thinking that it is still daytime. How about turning off all screens at least one hour before bed, to help train your brain into thinking it’s time for bed.

Start a sleeping schedule:

Depending on what your work schedule is, creating a consistent bedtime schedule can do wonders for someone looking to get enough hours in the night. How about setting a reminder on your phone to start wrapping up your day and start unwinding for bed?

Practice meditation:

Often find yourself feeling stressed at night? How about following a meditation practice that works for you, to help you reduce and stress or worries that are lingering in your thoughts. Practicing mindfulness can help relax your mind and put you in a restful state.

Journal before bed:

Meditation isn’t your thing? How about journaling! Writing out your thoughts or even just summarizing your day on paper can allow you to decompress and reduce any stress that you may have lingering.

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