Sleep. It’s one of our most basic functions as humans. Sleep is essential for our bodies. We And yet, many of us have difficulties in falling asleep or staying asleep for the entire night.
We, like all other animals, need to sleep to survive. Sleep helps us reset mentally but it also helps our bodies physically. During sleep, our cells open to detoxify and our bodies work hard to repair, build, and balance all of the systems inside our body.
If sleep doesn’t come easily to you, changing your bedtime habits can make a difference. You might also find that removing EMFs from around your bedroom helps as well.
Read on for more tips for a better night’s sleep.
Tips for Healthy Sleep Habits
If you have healthy sleep habits, restful sleep will come more easily.
First, wear loose fitting clothing to bed. Wearing tight clothing will restrict your body while you sleep. This restriction will cause your body to tense up and this can impede the amount of relaxation you are able to achieve. Wearing loose fitting clothing is important for all your layers; including the very bottom ones.
Help your body relax by taking a detox bath. Detox baths are a nice way to relax because the warm water soothes our bodies and helps to relax our muscles. This puts us into a meditative state that can help us relax before going to bed. A detox bath is more than simply sitting in warm water. Detox baths are achieved by adding some sort of natural agent to the water which will trigger the detox response inside your body. Possible additions to a bath to turn it into a detox bath are raw apple cider vinegar, baking soda, or epsom salts. To learn more about why we take detox baths and how to take a detox bath, check out my article on detoxing your body with a detox bath.
If you find yourself extremely hungry when you wake up or if your stomach is growling before you try to go to sleep, it’s ok to eat before you go to sleep! A small, light snack will satisfy you just enough for a restful night’s sleep without making you too full to relax. When choosing your pre-bedtime snack, pick some kind of animal fat and something else light. For example, some kind of animal fat and a few apple slices or a few dates with some sour cream.
Electronics and Sleep
For healthy sleep, being mindful of when and where you use electronic devices is important. We are bombarded with electronic devices; nearly everything in our homes can be a smart device. Turn off your electronic devices at least an hour before bed to fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep. Electronic devices like laptops, computers, tablets, phones, and e-readers emit light that is in a blue wave length. This is thought to trick your brain into thinking it is daytime, instead of allowing it to naturally wind down for the night. Turning off these devices an hour before you go to bed will help your brain to start to prepare for sleep.
Electro-magnetic waves can also interfere with a solid night’s sleep. Interference from EMFs can be really damaging to our health but especially during sleep. During sleep, our cells open to detoxify from the day. This can leave them vulnerable, especially to EMF interference. Reduce the EMF exposure in your bedroom to help get a restful night’s sleep.
An electronic device is anything that is plugged in electronically, including tvs, alarm clocks and devices like your cell phone or laptop. These devices should not be plugged in near or under our bed. Ideally, plug them in in another room, or at least on the other side of the room, Make sure there are no cords going under your bed.
Wi-fi can also impact your sleep. Make sure that any wi-fi devices, like your tablet, phone, or laptop are turned off, in airplane mode or in another room. You can also consider turning the wi-fi off in your entire house for the night. You can get a timer that will turn off the wi-fi automatically every night so you don’t even have to think about it.
What has been the most helpful for you to get a great night’s sleep? Share in the comments below!