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How to Get More Restful Sleep Tonight

Do you struggle to get enough sleep at night? Do you wake up and wonder if you were ever really sleeping?

It’s difficult to live life to its fullest without a good night’s sleep. Instead, you’ll find yourself going through the motions, at least during the early hours of your morning.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get a more restful sleep. Here’s where you should start:

·      Ditch your pillow: Rather than use a pillow, ditch it to promote stretching and movement while you sleep.

·      Change your diet: More specifically, don’t consume caffeine or sugar before bed. Also, eat foods that reduce inflammation, such as seafood, fruits, and vegetables.

·      Change your sleeping position: If you’re a back sleeper, switch to your side. Or if you’re used to sleeping on your stomach, turn over for one night. The way you sleep could be contributing to your tossing and turning, as well as any pain you suffer in the morning.

·      Relieve stress before bed: There are many ways of doing so, such as yoga, massage, and a few minutes of good exercise.

With these tips, there’s a good chance you have exactly what you need to get more restful sleep. You simply need to make some changes to your approach.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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