Let’s talk about sleep (baby*). If you haven’t figured it out already, your relationship with sleep is the most important relationship you have in your life. Seriously.
Every month my office does a bookclub, and we’re currently reading Arianna Huffinton’s book, The Sleep Revolution. Sleep has always been very important to me. I’m not a nice person when I don’t get enough sleep, and I require a lot of Z’s. And I always knew that it was important for our health, too.
But I never realized just how important it is, or how fascinating it actually is.
I wasn’t even two chapters in when I started texting my friends and family members and telling them why they needed to read this book; every time I turned a page I would be reminded of a different person. I found that I was constantly thinking to my self “Hey, that sounds like so and so”.
The first half of the book mainly focuses on things that affect our sleep, why sleep is so important and the history of sleep (which was really interesting!) and then the second half of the book focuses more on how you can improve your relationship with sleep, things you can do to aid your sleep and how to ensure you get enough.
I also just found out that May is actually Better Sleep Month, (how fitting that this was the book we chose to read this month!) so I thought I would take some time to not only chat about this great read, but also share some sleep tips from Casper, maker of sleep products to help you rest like their latex foam mattresses. Because let’s be honest, we could all sleep a little better.
Also, on a side note I’m loving what Casper is doing on their Facebook Page and blog, Pillow Talk. (My Sleep Horoscope (Aquarius) for May is freakishly accurate – my room was a hot mess all winter and I just spend last weekend decluttering and cleaning my space!)
I’d love to know – have any of you read The Sleep Revolution? If so, what did you find to be most in lighting about it? Or, if you have trouble sleeping which of the above is your problem and what do you do to help yourself fall asleep? Noise and discomfort definitely are the two things that usually bug me.
For noise, I have a fan that I’ll sometimes put on if I find it really noisy in the house, or will put in some headphones (I have sleepy time playlist just for the occasion) until I start to drift off.
Discomfort, is partially out of my control because it’s mainly due to sore muscles (I’m still recovering from that foot injury – can you believe it?!) but I’ll have a epson salt bath which always helps to control the pain and it really makes me sleepy.
*If you sung that in your head like I did, and now have Salt N Pepa stuck in your head, go here to get it unstuck. You’re welcome.