Dr. J here again…
I hope you were able to practice some more deep breathing and mindfulness exercises these past two weeks. This week…let’s talk about setting a sleep schedule.
Waking up and going to bed at the same time every day can help keep your mind and body healthy. Try some of these things this week:
Set a Wake-Up Time
: Set your alarm and have a set time you get up every day.
Set a Wind-Down Time
: It is important to prepare your mind and body for sleep. Limit caffeinated drinks in the evening and choose a relaxing routine before bedtime. Maybe turn on some soothing music or read your favorite relaxing book one hour before bedtime. Try to brush your teeth at the same time every morning and night.
Set a Bedtime
: Pick the same time to turn off the lights and try to fall asleep every night.
Try to set a schedule this week and see if this helps with your sleep!
Until next time,
Dr. Jordan L. Nordquist
Board Certified General Psychiatrist
Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist