By Redeem | Mar 1, 2021

6 People Tell Their Story – What Really Works for a Successful Nighttime Routine

6 People Tell Their Story – What Really Works for a Successful Nighttime Routine

By Redeem | Mar 1, 2021

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    It’s no secret that sleep is one of the biggest factors in maintaining a healthy body and mind. A lack of adequate sleep has been linked to many physical and mental issues.

    In this ever-changing world of new technology, there are more ways than ever to accumulate stress and anxiety that keeps you up at night. There are more distractions, more things to get done, more aches and pains… the list goes on.

    One of the biggest things that you can do for yourself is prioritize your sleep. Establishing a successful nightly routine can help to promote the regular circadian rhythm of a healthy, natural wake/sleep cycle.

    Hear What Works From Real People Who Have Successful Nighttime Routines

    There are several tips and nighttime products out there to help guide you into a restful night of sleep. We spoke to 6 people about their experiences with nighttime routines and asked them what specifically has worked the best for them.

    If you’re looking for new ways to try to reach a state of quiet wakefulness before bed in order to prepare your body for sleep, checkout these stories.

    Tip 1: My Wife and I Both Added 10-15 Minutes of Gentle Stretching Before Bed

    Eamonn Leaver, B.Psych, MAppPsych, is a Psychologist who founded and runs The Home Fit Freak, a website all about keeping the body and mind fit and healthy. He says when he and his wife modified their bedtime routine together, it had a great effect.

    “I found some research around bedtime procrastination and the impact that ‘aversive’ routines can have on how much sleep we get. Previously, our bedtime routine consisted of watching TV together with a cup of black tea (after putting the kids to bed, cleaning the kitchen, putting away all the toys, etc.), and then eventually dragging ourselves off the couch, brushing and flossing (usually), and falling into bed.
    “We changed that. Now our bedtime routine consists of watching a bit of TV together with a cup of peppermint tea until a set time, then completing a 10 – 15 minute stretching / mobility routine (kind of like a gentle yoga), and then my wife goes straight to sleep while I do about 10 minutes of mindfulness practice. We both sleep much better. We get more sleep, better quality sleep, and rarely complain about feeling tight or sore in the morning.”

    Tip 2: I Now Listen to Positive Audio Every Night While I Sleep

    Sheena Yap Chan is a Keynote Speaker, coach and author on building self confidence. She is also the founder and host of the award winning podcast called The Tao of Self Confidence where she interviews Asian women about their inner journey to self confidence. After going from having low self esteem to being the confident woman that she is today, Sheena uses her experience to help women overcome their self limiting beliefs to live a better life.

    “One of the things that I do as a part of a regular night time routine is listen to positive audio during my sleep. I’ve gotten better sleep, and it starts my day right when I wake up. Most people don’t realize this, but research shows that the sleeping brain is far from idle. It’s the best time to listen to audio because your brain is focused on one thing while you are sleeping. There are many free audios on Youtube that you can listen to while you are sleeping.”

    Tip 3: I Started Taking a CBD Oil Tincture 1 Hour Before Bed

    Dr. Garrison-Jeter is a cosmetic dentist in the Nashville area who started her own practice 2 years ago. As a business owner, she found it difficult to turn her brain off at the end of the day, leading to a lack of restful sleep.

    “I would be able to go to sleep just fine, and then wake up in the middle of the night like “Did I send that email?” or “Did I write the lab prescription for Mrs. Susie?’ The anxiety just wouldn’t allow me to get restful, uninterrupted sleep. I went to a dental trade show where high-quality CBD products were featured so I decided to give it a try. I take the CBD oil tincture under my tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds and then swallow about an hour before I want to go to bed. Next I wind down in my massage chair with no gadgets like phone or tv to keep me stimulated. This has been a game changer in helping me get more restful sleep.”

    Tip 4: I Dedicate My Last 2 Hours of The Day to Bed-Time Preparation

    Dr. Tzur Gabi is the Co-Founder of Caligenix, a genetic-based lifestyle, health and wellness company based in Los Angeles. Dr. Gabi and the Caligenix team are on a mission to bring real science to wellness, guided by the unique data hidden in our genes.

    “I improved my sleep cycle by making the last two hours of my day entirely committed to preparing for sleep. I don’t eat, exercise, or use electronics for two hours before I go to sleep so that I can wind down and let my body know that it’s time for rest. I also make sure to open my blinds the moment I wake up and soak up the sunshine, because the earlier your body recognizes daylight, the easier it will be to create a normal circadian rhythm.”

    Tip 5: I Moved My Workouts to the Morning and Now Take CBD & Tea at Night

    Grady Bridges is a qualified Personal Trainer and founder of Grady B Personal Training. With a past in wrestling, Brady has a life-long experience with fad diets, routines and structure. He is now passionate about helping others on their personal journey to bettering their relationships with food, exercise, sleep and more.

    “One of the things I try to do is not to train in sport after 5pm. Having boosted adrenaline levels and body temperature when you are trying to go to bed early is almost impossible. I also have a setting on all my screens to remove blue light automatically at 8pm and it has helped greatly. I also started using non-psychoactive CBD oil and then chamomile tea to help relax, lower heart rate and help recover from physical activity whilst asleep. All together the training in the morning, reduced blue light after 8pm, CDB drops and chamomile tea have lead to a greater quality of sleep and recovery time after hard training sessions.”

    Tip 6: A Friend Introduced me To Valerian Root

    Kelly Shoul is a Colorado Elopement Photographer and expert when it comes to location scouting, traveling, and everything that’s involved in a true adventure. Kelly says that while the adventure might make some tired, it excites and inspires her to a point that can make it hard to sleep. Not to mention, keeping an inconsistent schedule full of adventure doesn’t make room for a whole lot of routines.
    “Recently my friend introduced me to valerian root. The first time she made me a tea with valerian root, I never slept so good before in my life. My nightly routine consisted of making a hot tea before bed, usually chamomile, but now I reach for the valerian root. It is now a part of my nightly ritual, and I’m so glad my friend introduced me to it.”

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