6 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
This is a partnered post with ORB Wellness.
As a mom of 6 and full-time business entrepreneur, a good night’s sleep is necessary to have a productive and successful day. However, there are those nights where I just can’t get to sleep. Those nights where I toss and turn, trying to get to sleep, but I watch as the hours pass by on my clock. Ever have that experience where you have so much going on in your life that you just can’t shut down and go to sleep? To be the best mom, wife and business owner I can be, I have to get a good night’s sleep though! Based on real life experience, here are some of the tips I’ve discovered on 4 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.
1 – Power down your electronics. This means close your laptop or turn off your computer and shut down (or mute) your cell phone. I like to put my cell phone on vibrate and then put it in my purse (mainly because I need it on for my morning alarm clock). This also means turning off the television (I am completely guilty of this, especially when my husband is traveling).
2 – Use a White noise sound machine. With two Great Pyrenees dogs who love to bark at everything in the night, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. Especially being a light sleeper (meaning being easily woken up) and finding that our dogs especially love to bark outside your bedroom window! While I said previously that powering down your electronics is a good idea, this is one piece of technology I recommend getting.
3 – Exercise at the right time. Did you know that people who exercise regularly during day sleep better at night? I love to used to the Elliptical or take walks around our neighborhood when I exercise. Take note that it doesn’t have to be vigorous exercise, just exercise of some sort. Avoid vigorous exercising right before bed, as exercise speeds up your metabolism, elevates body temperature and stimulates hormones (i.e. cortisol) and that can interfere with sleep. Aim to exercise no later then three hours before bedtime. If you do exercise close to bedtime, aim for exercises that are relaxing and low-impact (such as yoga and gentle stretching), which can help promote sleep.
4 – Watch what you eat and drink before bed. One thing that changed with my body after I had bodies was the frequency of heartburn – yuck! Plain and simple – it sucks!!! Before bed, be sure to limit caffeine and nicotine (that means no coffee or soda before bed). I learned recently that caffeine can actually cause sleep problems up to ten to twelve hours after drinking it! Crazy, right? Smoking can also disrupt your sleep, especially if you do it right before bed. Avoid big meals at night, as well as alcohol right before bed. It’s better to eat earlier in the evening, helping you to avoid heartburn and tummy aches. You’ll also want to avoid drinking too many liquids or eating too much sugary food and refined carbs before bed. Too many liquids will result in multiple trips to the potty (interfering with your sleep) and eating the sugary foods and refined carbs can actually trigger you to wake up in the middle of the night – pulling you out of REM sleep.
5 – Improve your sleep environment. Improving your sleep improvement not only makes it comfortable for you, but also can affect your quality of sleep. This includes having a comfortable mattress and pillow, as well as keeping the room temperature at a level that makes it easy to fall asleep and stay asleep. If your bedroom faces the rising sun, it’s helpful to have blackout curtains – making it darker for longer, which helps improve the quality of sleep. Keep your room cool. Here on the California Central Coast, a lot of us don’t have air conditioners, but it is extremely helpful to have a fan (ceiling fan is awesome)!!! Most people sleep best in a room with a temperature around 65° F with good ventilation. A bedroom that is too hot or too cold can interfere with sleep.
6 – Take ORB™ Sleep Complex before bedtime. I recently discovered ORB™ Sleep Complex at our local Costco, but found that you can also get it online at Costco.com. ORB™ is a new line of vitamins that is innovative, intelligent and better. At ORB, they believe that the right combination of science and simplicity can help maximize a nutrient’s benefits. These supplements are designed to unlock and release those benefits over time thanks to their exclusive technology.
ORB™ Sleep Complex offers a time-released blend of Melatonin and B12 with Valerian, L-Theanine, GABA and 5-HTP that you can actually feel working. This formula is designed to help you fall asleep faster and longer, supported by a blend of essential oils. Delayed release of B12 provides energy support when you wake up. Rest easy knowing that ORB Sleep Complex is working for you.
- 2-in-1 Delivery System
- Time Release Beadlets + Liquid Capsules
- Terra Intelligent Dosing
- Sleep Aid For Adults
- Melatonin & Valerian – 3 mg of Melatonin and 25 mg of Valerian help promote relaxation and sleep.
- L-Theanine – 200 mg of this natural antioxidant acts as a calming agent to help support a sense of well-being.
- Relaxation Oil Blend – Lavender and Ylang Ylang oils have been used traditionally to help promote restfulness.
- B12 – After the Melatonin has done its job, Vitamin B12 kicks in later to help wake your body up so you feel well-rested and ready to go.
Being your best self is a full-time affair. ORB’s Sleep Complex uses Terra Intelligent Dosing™ to release nutrients over time. This is important because timing is everything when it comes to syncing nutrient availability to your body’s needs throughout the night. For example, Sleep Complex provides restful nutrients for the night, and revitalizing B12 for the morning. That’s optimal health support.
Some nutrients are better absorbed in liquid form and some are better absorbed in dry form. This has always been a limiting factor for supplements. That’s why ORB’s Sleep Complex features a unique 2-in-1 delivery system. This dual technology – oil + beadlets – means we can bundle nutrients not ordinarily available together, and provide them in their most appropriate form for better absorption.
ORB™ Sleep Complex is a great way to help you get a good night’s sleep. Remember, you can find it both in Costco and on Costco.com. Thanks to ORB Wellness for helping me get a good night’s sleep so I can get all of the things done I need to throughout the day!
Do you have any tips that help to get a good night’s sleep?