Three things everyone needs to do to get better sleep

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Daylight Savings Time is here and I’m partnering with The Better Sleep Council to bring you this post with three tips for better sleep.
 three tips for better sleep

Spring forward is one of my favorite days!

I love having the sunshine later in the day. It feels like I get so much more done after work/school when it’s light outside. What I don’t like is that I seem to have a harder time falling asleep at night. It’s a trade off I used to be willing to accept, but not anymore. I’ve been learning more and more about how important sleep is… Pete and I even had a talk about it earlier this year and we both feel like our waking hours would be better if we got better sleep and more of it!

This week I’m so excited to be joining The Better Sleep Council for the Daylight Saving Time (DST) Sleep Challenge.

I’m going to be revamping my sleep routine by eliminating caffeine eight hours before bed, banishing the snooze button and committing to an extra hour of sleep every night for one week. I’ll be sharing my progress on Twitter throughout the week too. I’m so excited about this next week because I know that if I can get through it and get some good rest it’s going to positively effect my whole life!

These are the three tips I’ll be following during my sleep challenge to get better sleep and improve your overall health and well-being:

  1. No snooze button- I’m going to set my alarm for exactly when I need to get up and once it goes off I’m getting up and starting my day. This will actually give me more (better) sleep because I won’t be waking up early just to give myself extra snooze button time. Plus snooze button sleep isn’t real sleep, it’s more like frustrating rest. 
  2. No caffeine 8 hours before bed- I am so bad about having coffee in the evening and I sip iced tea all. day. long. That’s going to stop! No tea after noon for me. I’m going to switch to cold water with lemon. I love lemon water so it won’t be a sacrifice, and I should be able to fall asleep much better at bed time.
  3. Get one extra hour of sleep at night- This one is going to be the toughest, but I think it will be have the most impact. An extra hour of sleep is just what I need to feel more refreshed in the morning.


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Join the challenge with me and Visit The Better Sleep Council website and follow @BetterSleepOrg for tips and tricks about surviving the time change. 

Do you struggle with sleep too?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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