5 Easy Steps For The Best Night's Sleep by Hamptons Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Coach Sarah Wragge
“When someone says, “how’d you sleep last night?” wouldn’t it be great to say – “awesome!” instead of just “fine”? It’s time to change your FINE night of sleep to a truly INCREDIBLE one! Even if you don’t have that much time to sleep – it’s quality over quantity that counts,” shares Sarah Wragge, a Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Coach based in NYC and the Hamptons.
Sarah designs lifestyle plans that are high-touch, impactful and customized to the individual. SW programs help you achieve a new sense of well-being that unfolds beyond just yourself, making you better in all aspects of your life: in your relationships, in the work you do and the choices you make.
Sarah shares her nightly ritual that calms me down and ensures a deep, restful sleep.
1. Set your thermostat for 68 degrees. This is the sweet spot for sleeping your best. It may seem chilly, and that’s the point. As bedtime approaches, our body temperature and metabolism naturally drops, signaling that it’s time to get some rest. By keeping a cool bedroom, you’re reinforcing your body’s natural rhythm.
2. Dissolve 1-2 teaspoons of Natural Calm in 8 ounces water. Magnesium relaxes our tired muscles after a long day and helps with morning elimination too.
3. Take a 15-minute epsom salt bath or hot shower. Along with a cooler air temperature, this further lowers your body temperature and induces a deeper sleep.
4. Put down the phone, away from your bed, and NO television. The blue light that’s emitted from these screens mimics daylight and can disrupt our natural sleep rhythms. And let’s not even get started on how stimulating social media can be…
5. Finally, block out the light with my favorite Nidra eye mask. When your brain senses pure darkness it increases melatonin production.
Nighty-night! Sleep tight!