Top 6 Evening Rituals to Optimize Sleep
Sleep is vital for your health — we live in a fast-paced world where long productive evenings are sometimes valued more highly than a relaxing evening and a good night of sleep. Sleep is not just vital for our health, but also critical to helping us achieve our goals. Research reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health — from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Given the intensity of our days, it is critical that we create rituals that will allow our minds and bodies to wind down. Below are some simple ways to help optimize your sleep.
1. Have An Early Dinner
Eat dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime and, ideally, a light dinner most nights of the week. The later you eat, the harder your body has to work to digest the food, which is extremely disruptive to your sleep. Our delicious Bone & Veggie Broths are a perfect way to enjoy a light, satiating dinner that is easy to digest and allows your body to rest.
2. Say No to Electronics
Make a commitment to stop using electronics at least 2 hours before bedtime. Instead, use this time to read a book, take a bath, stretch, or connect with your family.
3. Take A Magnesium Supplement
One of the easiest ways to improve sleep is taking magnesium. Believe it or not, we are all deficient in magnesium, which is not only an essential nutrient to help repair cells but also to improve digestion. And the right combination of magnesium will also improve sleep. Our Calming + Restore Magnesium combines 3 types of magnesium that allow optimal sleep. Beware that you may fall asleep within an hour of taking it :)
4. Write Stuff Down
Write out your To-Do lists ahead of time so your mind isn’t spinning all night on what you need to get done tomorrow. It is amazing how our minds will settle by just writing things down.
5. Drink Tea
Enjoy some warm, soothing tea like our Turmeric and Ginger Perfect Fast Tea. Not only is it delicious and calming, but it also helps improve digestion and settle your central nervous system.
6. Create A Calming Atmosphere
For those of you who struggle to fall asleep, try creating a calming atmosphere by lighting candles or incense and playing soft classical music. Many meditation apps, including Calm, also have incredibly effective meditations and sound meditation to help you easily drop into a state of deep sleep.
The Bottom Line
There are few things in life more important than sleep, which is why it’s important to get the most out of your nightly rest and relaxation. Simple changes, like those mentioned above, can do wonders to help promote high-quality, deep sleep. Kroma Wellness’ Calming + Restore Magnesium is an excellent first step to a new evening routine that prioritizes sleep and renewal.