Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Restonic and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. #GoToBed
I’m having a really good week. I’ve been super productive, in a good mood, and eating better. Although I work hard every day, in the last few months my brain has been so frazzled that projects were taking longer to complete because of mental fog and fatigue. I would find myself reading emails 3 or 4 times to even make sense of what I was looking at. So, what made the difference this week? Sleep!
My insomnia is well-documented, and improving my sleep has been a process. The first step was carving out my “Happy place”, and it starts way before I actually fall asleep. Taking time to unplug, relax, kick back and watch a favorite show or read has helped me unwind so that, when I’m ready to call it a night, it’s easier to quiet my mind and actually go to sleep. Having a chance to rest both our minds and bodies is as important as sleep itself.
This has to become a habit – for a workaholic like me, it goes against every natural impulse, but taking that consistent time to rest both during workdays and taking full weekends off is so important to recharge. Furthermore, I’m finding it’s important to have regular time to do fulfilling things outside of work commitments to keep me mentally refreshed. I’m finally starting to sleep better and, this week, I could finally feel that brain fog start to clear for the first time in months and months. Not sleeping has been wearing me down for years and making it hard to function, no matter what I did. A small change in my sleep habits has already made a big impact!
There’s still a lot of improvement to be made for me to continue sleeping longer and more consistently, so I’m turning my attention next to creating an oasis within my bedroom. If I’m going to use this room to sleep, watch Netflix, and even work on my computer, it better be cozy! I’m already off to a great start by decorating it with candles and aromatherapy sprays – I’m always a sucker for spa products.
The little luxuries in life mean a lot to me and, when you pull your head out of your “To-Do” list long enough to remember things you enjoy during your day, it gives you a morale boost which in turn lends to a more relaxed, easier time getting to bed!
The next thing to tackle in my bedroom sanctuary is comfort. I woke up yesterday morning with a terrible crick in my neck which I got from sleeping on my side, and it made it hurt to even turn my head. So obviously, I could use some major improvement in the mattress department! Luckily, Restonic mattresses are available in retailers all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond, so finding a supportive mattress won’t be difficult. Like me, Restonic have learned the importance of a good night’s sleep, and are passionate about helping their customers catch better Zzzs with award-winning mattresses to fit whatever your body needs; they also have a blog dedicated to sleep hygiene where they share tips and tricks for improving your nights.
So what are you waiting for? Click here to find a Restonic retailer near you, and get on your way to a more comfortable night’s sleep! You can also join the conversation about sleep using the hashtag #GoToBed and tagging @RestonicBeds on Twitter. And don’t forget to check out Restonic on GoodBed, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube for more on getting your best night of sleep yet!
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How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Let me know in the comments!