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Tips to Sleep Better

The Importance of Sleep sleep 1


While many consider fitness and nutrition to be the two-headed dragon when it comes to peak health and performance, we tend to forget about the third – sleep.


A quality sleeping regimen is of the utmost important, if not more important than consistent exercise and proper nutrition. Without a good night’s rest, you immediately increase the risks of experiencing negative side-effects like poor-performance, slower cognition, mood swings, hormone fluctuation, weight gain, depression, and more!


To the contrary, an improved sleeping regimen can provide immediate benefits!


In today’s digital age, workaholics and the “grind-life” are often put on a pedestal. However, this attitude can lead to poor sleep cycles, lack of rest and recovery, and ultimately – burnout.


Instead, we need to flip the switch on what’s truly important so that we can tackle life with new vengeance.


Benefits of Quality Sleep


The benefits of a proper sleeping regimen are as follows:


  • Reduced stress
  • Improved mood
  • Improved performance
  • Weight maintenance
  • Brain function
  • Improved mood
  • Lower health/blood markers
  • And more!


As you can tell, this list could be quite lengthy. However, above are just a few of the more prominent benefits that we’ve come to understand.


So, how can one improve their sleep? Great question! Below, we’ll offer a number of helpful tips that you can implement into your daily/nightly routines immediately! Let’s get into it.


Tips to Better Sleep


While we won’t go into detail on every tip, below is a list of a number of helpful tips that you can begin to implement and consider:


  • Reduce light exposure prior to bedtime (especially blue light!)
  • Avoid an over consumption of caffeine during the day (and avoid it all together closer to bedtime!)
  • Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time everyday (consistency is key!)
  • Set your bedroom temperature to an optimum 70 degrees
  • Consider supplementing with natural melatonin (if needed!)
  • If you’re a workaholic, schedule your day to END in the early evening (downtime and unwinding is key to a restful sleep!)
  • Optimize your lifestyle (i.e. exercise regularly, eat healthy, etc.)
  • Avoid the following if you struggle with sleep: alcohol, sugar, screen-time, etc.
  • Get Adjusted! Chiropractic care helps to decrease the stress to the central nervous system, calming the mind and body.




It’s undeniable the importance of sleep and the key role that it plays in an optimal, healthy lifestyle. Study after study continues to pop-up to further verify this fact.
If you haven’t considered it to be an important, crucial aspect of health, hopefully this article has enlightened you. If nothing else, don’t become overwhelmed or concerned. Simply choose two or three tips from the list above and begin to implement and experiment.


You’ll thank yourself later!


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