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A note to help rock you to sleep

early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.


Dear working professional,

If your body is your temple, why do you chose to “push through” a cold or mild body pain instead of honoring it? Why do you put such little value on sleep? And why are we seen as super workers when pulling all-nighters instead of going to bed early and waking to start the day fresh?

I was never good with late-night homework assignments or evening workouts. My body just doesn’t like to be stressed that way in the evening. I was, and still am, good at making an evening to do list and getting a good night’s rest. I knew after I slept I would accomplish my goals.

Does that mean I value sleep more than most? I don’t think so. I believe this was just a habit I developed as a child.`

I don’t consider myself a sleep expert, because I still have nights where I find it hard to catch some quality zzz’s. (As I’m sure you, a busy working professional, do too.) So instead, I have developed an evening routine that helps me wind down. I never thought it was worth sharing because it was just something I did. It wasn’t created to be a healthy lifestyle choice. But when an out-of-the-ordinary email popped into my inbox asking me for sleep advice, I wondered if it was time to share and possibly help others.

The Question Posed In The Email: What are your 3 favorite tips and tricks for a good night’s sleep? Or more specific, to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Before responding to the email I did a quick search to see if me sharing my insights was really going to be helpful to you, working professional. The quick search showed me that approximately 164 Million Americans struggle with sleep at least once a week! And falling asleep and staying asleep is becoming harder now that a greater percentage of the working population sits- and does minimal movement- throughout the workday.

 ⬆ THAT is something I know a thing or two about.

Does any or all of this sound familiar? Do you fall into these categories?

Well, HERE you can read an article that is, hopefully, going to help. 67 health professionals weighed in to bring you actionable tips to get to sleep and stay asleep.

My Contributions are Titled:
1.) Walk It Out
2.) Write It Out
3.) Lavender

CLICK HERE for the full rundown of all my tips.

Just a little extra plug for yours truly: no need to scroll my tips are listed as Number 1!

In the end, working professional, I hope you find a way to wind down, shut off, and get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is how the body repairs and restores.

Cheers to a good night’s rest and a productive day!
Remember to work it out,
Alessa

 

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