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17 Jan 2023

Good sleep is everything. Here are 3 steps to help getting it

Long known by doctors and scientists as vital, many of us neglect the importance of a good night’s sleep

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Proper sleep and physical activity are interlinked. While regular exercise regulates sleep and even helps fight insomnia, a good night’s sleep, on the other hand, helps reduce anxiety and boost immune and heart functions. And a good night’s sleep can considerably increase physical activity.

Studies show that proper sleep makes us happier and more positive. Smiling is contagious. A simple, innocent smile can change a bad day into a good one. With all those happy hormones, you feel elevated and stress-free and concentration levels increase considerably.

People who sleep 7 to 8 hours a night tend to be more content and cheerful than those who don’t. They stay calm and composed, have high concentration levels and are better at problem-solving. Such people often turn out to be good leaders as they are better at handling stress that comes from a high workload and help lighten the atmosphere, which is a must in an office environment.

The hustle and bustle of the modern world has made us all like robots stuck in a 9-to-5 cycle. Waking up half-sleepy is the first indication that we didn't have a good night’s sleep. Too many dreams, turning over, or forcing ourselves to sleep happens when there is underlying stress or a thought that is bothering us.

Physical activity of any kind can help induce sleep. To help yourself stick to a regular exercise regime, plan it and track your daily activity, step count, diet and water intake. 

Here are some steps to help you get a good night’s sleep.

1. Music can do wonders

Leaves rustling, snapping sticks, birds chirping, or water sloshing at it hits the seashore. Sounds have a way of playing with our minds, encouraging our brains to release feel-good hormones. 

Sleep music helps not only in inducing sleep but also in relaxing our minds to the point that we also feel physically healthy. Stress puts pressure on our muscles as well. A release of happy hormones soothes our mind and muscles, as we start to feel calm and composed, with tension releasing from our bodies.

2. Aromatherapy

The therapeutic benefits of aromas has been known for centuries. Scents have the power to heal us holistically. Heating essential oils releases different aromas that help trigger emotional sensors in our brains as soon as we inhale them. The thoughts that strike during the therapy help us calm down. While experiencing complete tranquility, we often find answers to our biggest problems.

3. Exercise and eat well

People who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy and balanced diet perform and sleep better.

When your blood flow is high, muscles all worked up, your body experiencing an adrenalin rush and that sweat trickling down your legs, it becomes a satisfying experience. As our body’s mechanism to recover from all that workout, we tend to sleep better at night. Studies show that sleep cycles improve with regular exercise routines.

In the modern world, the clock is always ticking. We can link it to many emotions: excitement while waiting to meet your date, your spouse after a while, your parents or siblings, or an utter nightmare when you have a pile of work to complete and are running out of time.

If that tick-tock affects your sleep, you have too much on your plate. Stop right there and take a breath. How we feel mentally affects us physically and vice versa. Taking deep breaths helps lower stress levels. And now that you start to feel positive, it puts you in the mood to do a physical activity of your choice, such as walking, pilates, yoga, etc.

Are you ready to take a Bee challenge?

How about improving the sleep cycle of your employees through a wellbeing challenge? Wellbees has a challenge for you. 

The Wellbees Challenge is an Intercompany global step challenge, a volunteering project in which each participant company represents itself. But it is a collective effort. Employees complete the steps given in the challenge, such as ‘sleep,’ ‘walk,’ ‘glass of water,’ and ‘volunteer’, to bag a score. The more steps they finish, the closer they’ll get to the reward.

The company with the highest score will win the reward at the end of the challenge.

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