Avoid late night workouts- Hitting the gym winds the body up and get our cortisol pumping. If you have trouble sleeping, try moving your workout to the mornings, on your lunch break or directly after work so that you have enough time to wind down before bed.
Limit caffeine after a certain time- If you are finding that you are having trouble sleeping, then its probably best if you make a new rule for yourself: No caffeinated foods or drinks such as chocolate, coffee, energy drinks and pre-workouts after 12 pm.
Digital detox- We may not realize it but the blue light from our favorite gadgets screen is VERY stimulating and prevents the body from producing melatonin, the chemical responsible for putting us to bed. Here is another new rule to put in place: No cell phones or computers after 8 or 9 pm.
A light snack- Eat a little more of what you had for dinner or choose something different but keep it light. The body needs to focus on sleep and not digesting a big meal. Aim for more than 1 hour before bed and try out a nice sleepy time herbal tea blend!
Take a relaxing bath- Draw yourself a warm bath with ½ cup Epson Salt. Not only will this help you cleanse the body but it will lower your cortisol levels- the hormone responsible for keeping you up at night.
Go to bed early- Leave yourself more than enough time to get the rest that you need. Retire an hour early, wind down and get your 7-8 hours!