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Set Up a Good Night’s Sleep During The Day

Getting a good night’s sleep is about more than the time directly before bed or when your head hits the pillow. It starts almost as soon as you wake up.

How you spend your day can play a big role in how you spend your night. If your nights are long and filled with tossing and turning, looking at what you do during the day may offer a potential fix.

If you’re up and moving during the day and getting plenty of activity, you’re likely going to feel tired and ready for recovery and sleep when the evening rolls around.

On the other hand, if the bulk of your day is spent sitting around, whether you’re working or relaxing, you may have a harder time feeling tired. Or even if you feel like your brain is tired, your body may have a different idea.

Finding ways to burn some energy every day can bolster sleep quality. It gives your body that little push it might need to seek recovery and send you to bed.

Of course, you have to break the cycle of poor sleep. If you don’t sleep well, you’re unlikely to feel energized enough to get up and do some exercise.

But one day, you’ll just have to push through. Turn up the music and dance in your living room. Get outside for a walk. Do a few rounds of stairs in your home, or even lift some weights. Just find something to get you moving for about 30-45 minutes.

In addition to a dedicated exercise block each day, try to increase overall activity throughout the day. That could mean doing some chores, getting up for a walk around the house to take a break from work, or walking on the spot during television commercials or in between shows.

Doing some activity every day, along with improving sleep hygiene practices, may help you sleep a little more surely each night.

Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.

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