Sleep, ritual and relaxation go hand in hand. Sleep experts will all agree that having a consistent morning and evening ritual related to sleep dramatically impacts sleep duration and time spent in deep and REM sleep.
Adhering to consistent wake and sleep times and a constant bedroom temperature are a great start but it also helps to plan time to actually relax before your head hits the pillow!
Create a ritual that includes relaxation – reading or listening to music can help to trigger better quality of sleep rather than going full throttle to exhaustion before jumping into bed.
We all love to share ideas for the gym playlist to get everyone fired up! Let’s do the same for relaxation! Determine what are your top 2 or 3 songs/artists that help you unwind and create a playlist that will put you to sleep.