Photo by Nick Cardillicchio
Yawn...Are you already on your fourth cup of coffee or trying your best not to fall asleep at your desk today? Chances are, you're part of the 1/3 of Americans who don't get enough sleep at night. Since this week is National Sleep Awareness Week we're sharing easy ways you can relax and snooze soundly.
- Try a lavender body wash before bed. A recent study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that the scent helped insomniacs sleep better.
- Turn off all TVs, computers and cell phones 30 minutes before bed time. The blue light these devices emit has been shown to suppress production of sleep-inducing melationin.
- Stretch it out. Do these yoga poses and stretches right before bed (you can actually do these on your bed!) to relax your mind and body.
Do you have a bedtime ritual to help you get a good night's rest? Share it in the comments below!