Take Steps to Get Better Sleep
During the morning show today, we talked about strategies to help deal with isolation. For example:
Routine-make a routine where you can divide your day up between working, resting, exercising, and eating.
During this difficult time, it's very important to eat right and to get plenty of rest. Let's face it, when you're stressed, the last thing that comes easily is a good night's sleep.
Believe it or not, eating the right foods at the right times can actually help you sleep better at night.
According to the Lansing State Journal, avoid eating late at night and make sure your breakfast, lunch and dinner are nutritious.
Eating more of your recommended daily calories earlier in the day helps give you the energy you need, while not eating for at least three hours before bed can set you up for a better night of sleep.
Now let's talk food!
Some foods that are shown to help benefit sleep include Greek yogurt, bananas, broccoli, almonds and walnuts, oranges, tomatoes and kale.
Avoiding eating large amounts of red meat, fried or spicy foods, sugar, coffee and alcohol is also a smart step to help with a good night's sleep.