9 easy ways to reduce stress: #1 Get enough sleep

As we discuss 9 easy ways to reduce stress, at the top of the list is deep, restorative sleep. It is the best thing you can do to feel refreshed enough to maintain your enegry level and manage day-to-day stress. But often, we screw that up without even knowing it and causing sleep deprivation -- and thus, more stress. In this video, I discuss easy home tips for good sleep hygeine, including:

  • Eating a lighter dinner earlier in the evening

  • Having a set bedtime and wake time

  • Having a nightly bedtime routine

  • Engaging in quiet calming activities such as taking a warm, Epsom salt bath

  • Sleep in a cool, dark room - covering LED lights, setting the sleep timer on your TV, turing off wifi

  • Avoiding screens 1-2 hours before bed, including TVs, tablets and cell phones


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