Mini Guide to: Beauty Sleep

September 10, 2008

I’ll come right out and say it: A WIT needs her beauty sleep. While some of you may believe this entails little nighties, satin sheets or a plush eye covering, in the end that’s not what will really get you falling asleep and – more importantly – staying asleep.

If you’re a WIT that has trouble getting to sleep like I do, here are some pointers, courtesy of The Today Show and their guests, for getting a good night’s sleep (modified slightly).

Relax, relax, relax. By exercising during the day — but not too close to bedtime — you’ll likely have an easier time relaxing at night. Relaxation tapes and techniques also may help.

Who’s that sleeping in your bed? If you’re spending every night with the bf or have any pets that sleep in bed with you, this could be contributing to your sleep problems in a big way. Decide whether it’s time to reassess the situation.

Monitor your habits. Consumer Reports says these habits could affect your ability to sleep at night: long or late-day naps; watching TV in bed; drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages close to bedtime; eating large meals at night; and varying your bedtime and wake-up times throughout the week.

photo courtesy of Real Simple

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