Have you considered
enancing the quality of your sleep? Good sleep will help you feel better, reduce pain, recover from injuries, think more clearly
and be well.
Here are some tips:
1. Comfort - do not skimp here. Be indulgent. Have ad...equate pillows, blankets to support you fully. Make sure your room is the right temperature for
2. Darkness - this enhances relaxation, and supports your natural day/night rhythm. Even the light from your
bedside clock can interfere with this, so turn it away from you at night. Blackout window coverings will prevent streetlights
from streaming in.
3. Small Snack - choose easily digestible foods that contain tryptophan. Some ideas: a banana
and milk, crackers and cheese, turkey slices and whole wheat toast
4. Wind-down Routine - invest 15-30 minutes
to transition from your busy day to sleepy time by dimming/ turning off lights, choosing a calming activity, listening to
relaxing music, taking a warm bath/ shower
5. Keep your feet warm - as your body prepares for sleep, it begins
to dilate the blood vessels in your extremities. Activities that encourage vasodilation will also make it easier to fall asleep
e.g. warm bath, hot drinks/ toddies, lying down, romantic interludes (ahem!)