I love living in New York City but one of the drawbacks is the high level of stress that goes with living and working in the busiest city in the US.
Not putting down the computer or smartphone at night was my worst habit. So I started the practice of shutting them down and putting them away after 9pm.
Another thing that helps me sleep like a baby is exercise. If I can do about 40 minutes of aerobic exercise during the day, I can truly achieve delta stage – our deepest stage of sleep.
I came upon this article, on Huffington Post by Nicole Catanese, that talks about 5 sleeping rules that I found useful – here is an excerpt:
“You may think your sleep routine is as simple as PJs on, lights out, but really, most of us are not sleeping correctly. And what’s worse, letting proper sleep habits fall by the wayside is one of the easiest ways to put your health at risk. It’s time for a re-education: Follow these five simple rules for better, healthier rest.”
“Rule #1: Set a seven-days-a-week schedule. “Regularity is vital — go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time naturally, including weekends,” says Equinox advisory board member and sleep expert James B. Maas, Ph.D.”
See all 5 rules here – http://huff.to/1c9Hiyd