After losing my husband to cancer, I was so overwhelmed that I had a very hard time falling asleep at night. Sleeping is the most important process in the body's recovery. If you don't sleep well, your body won't work at its 100%, mentally and physically. There are different factors that might be causing a lack of sleep, stress and anxiety are the most common. Today I want to share with you some tips to improve your sleep quality and get that perfect rest you need, girl.
The first thing we need to do to improve our sleep quality is set up schedules. Let's try to go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends.
Try to relax before going to bed. Sometimes we're so overwhelmed by things that happen in life that we can't actually think about sleep. My recommendation for you is to create a relaxing routine before going to bed. It can be something as simple as taking a warm bath or reading a book you like.
This can sound obvious but sometimes we don't even think about it: make sure your room is dark, comfortable, and quiet. My recommendation would be to invest in a high-quality mattress and pillows. You deserve the investment, queen. Your body will thank you later.
Did you know that blue light from phones, computers, TV... can interfere with melatonin which is the hormone that regulates sleep? Before going to bed, make sure you don't expose your eyes to this blue light at least one hour before.
Working out is an excellent way to improve sleep quality. Your body needs to sleep well to fully recover after a good workout session. Just make sure you don't do it close to bedtime or you will get the opposite results.
Have you tried some relaxation techniques? I'm talking about massages, meditation, or even deep breathing. A relaxed body is more prompt to fall asleep easily than a tense body.
A natural supplement that really helped with my anxiety and overthinking at night is ashwagandha. This herb has amazing properties that help your body reduce cortisol levels which reduces anxiety and stress, and this, of course, is reflected in your sleep quality
If you have tried all of these tips and you still have problems with your sleep, it's time to search for professional help, girl. I deeply encourage you to go to the doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Your body is a temple and must be treated with all the respect it deserves.
Natashia- Certified Transformation and Nutrition Coach BN, worked as an RN in internal medicine for several years before becoming a full time stay home mom of four. In 2019, she lost her young husband to cancer. Now, penetrating the beauty industry, Natashia and her brand Mia Adora™ are on a mission to help make women’s beauty and wellness game easier. Read more