WEEK ONE: Step+Sleep-how do we do it?

GOAL OF THE WEEK:

To try sleep at least 49 hours in 7 days. In this first week of the challenge, we are asking you to track how many hours of sleep you have in one night & then the week. While keeping track of sleep- your point system this week is to count one hour of sleep as one point. For example -  49 hours = 49 sleep points.  So at the end of this week - before Monday- please send your sleep & step totals to Denise.


HOW DO WE DO IT?

  • Consider getting a “sleep routine”.  Darken the lights in your bedroom. have a “regular” bedtime and “wake up” time.
  • Get outside and into natural sunlight, (use sunscreen between 10-3pm), your hormone levels will even out & it will be easier to fall asleep.
  • PUT THE PHONE IN ANOTHER ROOM AND STOP CHECKING IT at LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE BEDTIME. Good golly-how about THREE hours before?!
  • Consider sleep aids that are healthy, commercial “sleepy time” or “camomile tea” can be enough to start the relaxation process.
  • Take time to buy and use pillows/sheets and scents that will allow you to relax and wind down.
  • Watch the caffeine + Red Bull intakes during the day.
  • Essential oils can lessen the stress levels, help create a calmer frame of mind, and help relax your body.

 

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Kevin O'Shea