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Take Time For Yourself: The Importance Of Sleep

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Getting restful sleep is important at any time of year, but it's especially helpful around the busy holiday season. If you're like most people, you've been incredibly busy shopping for gifts, cooking large meals, cleaning and decorating your house, hosting parties and visiting friends and family. That can all be very fun and rewarding, but it can also be a little exhausting. After a month or two of constant socializing and chores, you need to slow down and relax a little. Take the time to check in on your mental and physical well being.

Here are the top four tips for getting great sleep this holiday season.

1. Meditate Before Bed
The holidays can be stressful - maybe you weren't able to get your hands on the perfect gift for a family member or you just remembered you're missing the key ingredient for tomorrow's dinner. Thoughts like this, even if they seem a little mundane, can keep you up all night tossing and turning. To avoid this problem, take five or 10 minutes before bed to meditate. That doesn't mean you have to completely empty your mind, but you should focus on your breathing. Slowly inhale through your nose and gently exhale through your mouth. You'll begin to feel less stressed in no time.

2. Invest in the nuyu™ Sleep System
If you have a lot of trouble getting to sleep at night, you should consider getting the nuyu™ Sleep System. This advanced device regulates the temperature of your core through a comfort-based sleep cycle so you can fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night. Using your Activity Tracker and the free nuyu™ app, you can monitor your sleeping habits and effortlessly work toward having better mornings.

The holidays can be exhausting. Make sure to get plenty of good rest.The holidays can be exhausting. Make sure to get plenty of good rest.

3. Decrease Snacking in the Evening
Try not to go to bed on a full stomach. It's true that you'll have trouble falling asleep if you're very hungry, but being too full could cause you to toss and turn all night. Try to finish eating for the day about two hours before you plan to go to bed. You'll wake up in the morning feeling better and ready to "break your fast" with a delicious, healthy meal.

4. Exercise
If you still have reserves of energy at the end of the day, it could keep you up. Try to get in at least a half hour of exercise every day. It'll make you feel better and help you get to sleep more quickly. Use the nuyu™ Activity Tracker to see how many calories you burn each day. Use this as motivation to feel more comfortable and get a better night's sleep.