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Midweek update: dreaming of endless sleep

So last weekend, I did a sleep reset. If only every weekend could be such a naptastic time. Getting consistent sleep during the week is tough—I’ll admit that with a few ounces of down-to-earthedness. Here’s what I learned about sleeping better:

Cranking down my thermostat before bed really helps.

My place starts cooling down around 9pm and it’s a really pleasant urging to go climb into my soft fluffy bed.

You should love your bed.

When I think about my bed I get all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings. I have LL Bean pima cotton sheets, a white fluffy down duvet, the squishiest, squashiest, comfiest mattress ever: shoutout to the mothership OSO. I also bought an adjustable bed base and I can’t believe old people were keeping this secret to themselves. I love it! I read in bed, I watch Netflix, and of course, it’s a nice feature for other bedroom activities as well. So anyway, when I think about going to bed—I’m pumped. It’s a great time. If you don’t love your bed, you should: poor sleep just isn’t worth it.

Charging my phone away from bed is smart.

It really is. But it’s also hard. I put it in the camp of flossing, wearing my retainer, and stretching before runs. I know I should do it. And sometimes I do, sometimes I slip, and then the cycle tends to repeat.

I’m happier and healthier when I’m well rested.

I had a noticeably better mood when I slept enough. Quality sleep definitely rose up the ranks of important things I should be doing more of: like exercising and eating healthy.

I should sleep more.

Weekend sleep resets are now going to be a thing. Like a cleanse, a bootcamp, but much more enjoyable. It’s an easy, really pleasant experience that helps me remember how important sleep is to living a happy, healthy life. Of course, it’s helpful to have carryover habits (for me, it’s morning exercise, a smitten crush on my bedroom oasis, cranking down the thermostat, and bumping up my bedtime (10pm y’all) that are now integrated into my everyday life.

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It’s not too late. Make this weekend your sleep reset!