Sleep Success From The Bedroom To The Boardroom
Less Sleep Equals Less Sex
Your Health Is At Risk
Work Smarter. Not Harder.
Catch Those Much Needed Z’s
- The magic number: Opt for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night
- Turn down to turn up: Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, at a cool temperature and use it only for sleep and sex.
- Unplug: Make your bedroom tech-free zone: Sleepy Bliss recommends muting all incoming alerts and notifications and setting a time where you “unplug” for the night. All of that artificial, blue light disrupts your body’s circadian rhythm and melatonin levels. These are essential for good quality sleep. Would you rather stare at your phone in bed or feel all types of good with your partner?
- Kick the caffeine: Avoid stimulants in the evening. Savor your last sip at least 10 hours before sleep.
- Break up with binging: Avoid large meals at night.
- End with an O: Research has shown that sex before bed can help improve sleep quality. Thanks to the endorphins released by sex, your anxiety is relieved leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Also, all of that great sleep subsequently improves your relationship with your significant other. Sex releases oxytocin, a hormone known as the “love hormone,” which has numerous benefits to your body and mind.
- Move it to lose it: Exercising regularly will leave you feeling relaxed and stress-free when it comes time to sleep. Get in a daily sweat and release all those feel-good endorphins.
Sarah Rose Reichert
Sarah Rose is a Los Angeles-based photographer, designer and journalist. She's also an integrative nutritionist and sports trainer with a love for holistic wellness. When she's not out on the field, you can find her exploring the coast in her ’97 blue Tacoma pickup, packed up with her surfboard and pup Honey.