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When we close our eyes for the night, our mind cycles through different stages of sleep:
So many things can get in the way of us reaching deep sleep, from stress and burnout to late-night screen usage, eating late, and physical issues. To make sure we reach our deep, restorative sleep, we need a proper evening routine.
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When you lie in bed thinking for long periods of time, you teach your brain to automatically go into “thinking” mode rather than “sleeping” mode when you lie down.
Exercise during the day can help us get more quality sleep but it can also be a great part of our evening routine.
Going to sleep at a consistent time is an important part of our “sleep hygiene”—the practices that insure we get regular, deep sleep.
A study from Albion College revealed that tasks requiring creative insight were consistently better during their non-optimal times of the day.
Your evening routine doesn’t simply need to be about relaxation. The reason those thoughts keep our brains active long into the night is usually because we feel some aspect of our life is out of our control.
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