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I know I´m not the norm when it comes to sleeping 8 hours a night. I´ve been a sleepyhead all my life, up until now. I´m 55, and I believe that sleeping enough really helps me look and feel my best.
Most women struggle to get even 6 hours in every night, and perhaps you are one of them. If you´re wondering what you can do to get the shuteye you need and deserve on a nightly basis, here are some tips from Zack Holland, co-founder and designer at Cloudten.
4 life-hacks for better sleep and healthy aging
- Follow the 10, 3, 2, 1 rule. This means that 10 hours before bed, you should stay away from caffeine, 3 hours before bed you need to stay away from food and alcohol, and 2 hours before bed, you really must abstain from work. One hour before bed, make sure to turn off all your screens.
- Have a consistent routine. Establish a ritual before you go to bed, and make sure you go to bed at around the same time every day.
- Make sure your bedsheets are the best they can be. After all, you spend a third of your life in bed, on average; the fabric touching your skin should be chemical-free and made in a healthy and holistic environment
- Don’t allow people into your space who you don’t trust or who make you anxious. Avoid arguments in your room. It´s a sacred space, leave it that way.