With the change in season, it’s a great time to take a look at your sleep patterns and make sure you’re on track for success. A lack of quality sleep can affect your appetite, hormones, stress level, and mental clarity.

Use these tips and tricks for the key to a deeper and more restful sleep:

1) Create a nighttime routine including aiming for at least 7 (to 9) hours of sleep by keeping a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule so your body knows when to release those amazing calming hormones before bed and stimulating hormones to help you wake up.

2) Create a peaceful environment that is conducive to sleep by keeping the room as dark as possible, turning off electronics at least 30min before bedtime, do a “brain dump” by taking a few minutes to write out a list of whatever is bothering you, de-stress with some gentle movement, reading, meditation/deep breathing, or taking a shower/bath.

3) Try not to eat or drink too much before bedtime so you have time to digest your food and limit alcohol and caffeine consumption which may limit your ability to fall and stay asleep.

4) Exercise regularly to normalize your circadian rhythm, help your body relax, and keep your hormones in check (save intense workouts for during the day if possible).

See you in the morning!

Coach Fish

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