Healthy Sleep Habits (for Daylight Savings Time and beyond)
Updated: Mar 14
For anyone struggling with the time change this March, a bedtime routine is a simple yet effective way to set yourself up for a good night's sleep. Below are some suggestions to help you shift from the busy workday, unwind for bed, and acclimate to losing an hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time. Your mind and body will appreciate the supportive sleep routines that help you adjust to the time change (and going forward).
You probably already do many of these healthy sleep habits, but do you do them consistently? It's the combination of routines performed again and again (over time) that creates change. Another way to see this is Routine + Time = Change. Stick with what's working for you and add in anything new that would be supportive.
At the very end of this tip sheet, you will find an Ayurveda recipe called the "Nighty Night Rasayana". A Rasayana translates to"a nutritive tonic" and is good for the whole family. You can adjust the milk as you prefer. For example, I prefer to drink almond milk, but as my teenager likes milk, I make this recipe for him using organic, lactose-free, whole milk.
How many of these healthy sleep routines do you already do? Are there any you plan to add in tonight? (Hint- try the Nighty Night Rasayana). Let me know how it goes.
Wishing you happy dreams this evening,