Set Up for Sleep | Linden Schaffer

July 26, 2014 1:52 PM

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Set Up for Sleep | Linden Schaffer

More often than not do you find yourself staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning as your mind reels from the day, or even counting sheep in a desperate attempt to get to sleep at night? While it is recommended adults get seven to eight hours of sleep nightly, the average working adult gets about six. A lack of rest is often compounded by excess coffee and sugary foods we consume to help keep us awake. In turn, too much caffeine and sugar lead to difficulty falling asleep at night, creating a cycle that becomes incredibly hard to break.

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful? In a society that is over-stimulated and under-nourished in the sleep department, the concept of a bedtime ritual ...

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