The start of Daylight Saving Time always leaves people feeling a little more sleepy (and grumpy in the mornings!). Just because you will “lose” an hour after DST starts next Sunday doesn’t mean your sleep (or mood) actually has to suffer!
These four ways to improve your sleep habits may just get you the sleep you need:
- Eat your way to better sleep. Try changing out your midnight snacks (that make you feel guilty in the morning) for foods that actually help you sleep! Bananas, oats, warm milk, almonds, tea, grapes… There’s plenty of foods that HELP sleep instead of keeping you awake all night. Here’s a great list of 15 foods that may just help you “zzzzzz.”
- Stretch your way to better sleep. Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind right before bed. Slow it down and stretch it out by trying some poses from Soul Pose’s Pinterest.
- Plan your way to better sleep. Make a routine you can perform each night in the same order and at the same time without variation. Then don’t be late for the date with your mattress 😉
- Practice your way to better sleep. Practice makes perfect, right? If you want great sleep, you have to practice sleeping well. Make your nightly routine and bedtime into habit by forcing yourself to be consistent each night. Set alarms and reminders on your phone to help if you must!
Monday, March 20, is the International Day of Happiness. Join us as we focus on HAPPY all throughout the month of March with weekly inspiration, recipes and workouts. See all our Happy Month posts here.