6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia
“The business is running smoother, the projects are getting done, the kids are happy, and we have a good night’s rest to thank,” said-Julia Marcum, influential home design DIYers behind the popular @ChrisLovesJulia business.
With jam-packed daily schedules, these home design DIY entrepreneurs need quality sleep to ensure they can lead their business, show up for each other, their family and their online community. How do they do it? Chris and Julia Marcum take a few small steps each day to ensure they are getting the quality rest they need.
While we don’t recommend a rigorous workout right before bed, there are benefits of daytime exercise and light yoga before bed. Sleep Number® SleepIQ® sleepers who exercise daily are the most restful overall and have the best SleepIQ scores and lowest heart rates.
Prepare Your Bedroom for Optimal Sleep
Lower your bedroom temperature to between 65 and 67 degrees. Before you go to sleep, your body dumps heat into the air. A warm room frustrates that process. Keep it cool for better sleep.
Put Your Phone on Do Not Disturb
The bright screens on your smart phone and TV trick you into thinking it’s still daytime. But if you can avoid screens or switch your phone to night mode in the evening, then you’ll be better prepared to fall asleep.
Unwind at the End of the Day
Enjoy time for you and your family to unwind. No chores. No work. Give yourself permission to close the book. There’s always tomorrow. Don’t feel guilty about this important wind-down time.
Prepare for the Next Day
Pick your outfit for the next day and lay it out the night before. Make lunches ahead of time. Write your to-do list. Pack bags by the door. Generally, the more organized you are at night and prepare for the next day, the calmer, more relaxed you are, and the better you’ll sleep.
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**Based on SleepIQ® data from 1/1/19 to 1/31/19 and self-reported survey data (from a Sleep Number study) among SleepIQ® sleepers.