The Holidays are here and are you getting your ZZZ’s?
It’s that crazy time of the year with holiday parties, shopping and family gatherings this holiday season that can leave you feeling a little short on sleep and time. It’s important to keep your routine for sleep as normal as possible so you can enjoy your holiday season. Lack of sleep can increase your chance with weight gain and disrupt your fitness routine too. With all the extra foods and drinks that you may be enjoying this holiday season this can only increase the factor of gaining weight too. So making a few healthy choices such as the foods you eat and trying to get the sleep you need can help you to stay on track during this time. Here are some tips to keep you from straying during this busy time.
Avoid Eating Within 2 hrs of bedtime
If you are finding yourself hungry before bedtime, why not try a glass of milk and or a light snack like granola or fruit. Milk has the amino acid L-tryptophan which experts have concluded can help you go to sleep faster.
Stick To Your Normal Bed Routine
It may be a hard one to follow during this time of the year but it really does not have to be that hard. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, even on the weekends during the holidays. If you stay consistent with your routine you will be encouraging a more relaxing night’s slumber. If you do have a party to attend and it is late try to wake up at the same time the next day even if you feel tired too.
Get Your Exercise In Too
This can be another hard one to try in get in during this time of the year but your body and mind will thank you in the end. Exercise is proven to refuse the levels of stress hormones in your body. You don’t have to do too strenuous of exercises but anything such as walk or maybe that yoga class at the gym. Exercise when done regularly can help promote deeper sleep.
Keep Calm and Anxiety Free at Bedtime
Holidays can bring joy and excitement but stress can creep into also. Thoughts about all the things you need to do and when to finish shopping or cleaning and cooking can really take a toll on your mind. Trying to get it all done before your guests arrive can be a lot to think of. Before you go to bed put these thoughts to bed an hour before bedtime.
So keep your health and emotional well-being in mind and maintain some healthy habits during this time and any season. You will feel refreshed and recharged so you can enjoy the holidays with your loved ones!
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