Updated: Jan 30
Invest in your rest. It's crucial for positive mental health & well-being.
The benefits of adequate sleep on mental health:
🌙 Sleep is essential to good mental health. Mental health problems arising from sleep deprivation may include depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, mood swings and more.
🌙 Trauma and sleep may be closely related. In one study, people who reported better sleep long after a traumatic event were also more likely to report better mental health.
🌙 Sleep apnea and mental health may also be closely related. In fact, people experiencing sleep apnea may have a higher rate of bipolar disorder.
🌙 Improves attention, memory & learning.
🌙 Improves capacity for creativity & problem-solving.
Set yourself a sleep-time bracket. Try and fall to sleep within an hour of this set time.
You should be aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
DO YOUR ABLUTIONS
Properly readying your body for sleep is a crucial part of restorative sleep and positive well-being.
🌙 Brush your teeth.
🌙 Complete your evening skincare routine.
🌙 Change into a comfortable outfit, pyjamas or otherwise.. Ensure you are comfortable and free of restrictive clothing.
🌙 Ensure your bedroom or sleeping space is distraction free and tidy.
🌙 Be mindful of cellphone use. Screens prompt your mind and body to stay awake. Lessening or ceasing usage while doing your nightly routine is crucial.
📱 PUT YOUR PHONE TO REST
📱 Using screens like your cellphone before bed delays your body's circadian rhythm.
📱 Putting your device(s) down before bed allowed your body to properly release the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin, so you can more easily fall asleep.
📱 Won't delay sleep time & onset of REM ( deep sleep) that can be delayed by scrolling through your phone before bed.
Now, think of three things you are grateful for and reflect on your day before drifting into the perfect snooze ✨