Bath, book, bed…As any parent knows, an established bedtime routine can make all the difference between a nightmare evening and a fairytale ending to the day. But a soothing nighttime ritual isn’t just for kids. Adults need one, too! Set an alarm (a little Chopin, perhaps?) for an hour before you want to fall asleep. When the music starts to play, light from smartphones and tablets messes with your circadian rhythms and make it difficult to fall asleep) make yourself a cup of tea, read, write in your journal, meditate, or take a bath. Think of it as training for a restful night’s sleep. When you climb into bed, your body and mind will know what to do. Cool, right? This kind of sleep training is a much healthier choice than prescription medications.
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Alexander Graham Bell