Tips For Sleeping Like a Champion

SLEEP! So very important for all of us – especially when working out or training for an event. The people at sent me the fabulous infographic below with tips for sleeping like a champion. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am NOT sleeping well at all. I actually saw the doctor yesterday. She gave me some stronger sleeping pills that are extended release (I don’t have problems going to sleep, just staying asleep) and took four vials of blood for tests. So stay tuned for the results.

Tips for Sleeping Like a Champion

Some of my tips for sleeping like a champion (when I do) are:

  • limit your caffeine and alcohol intake
  • take a warm bath with lavender essential oil before bed
  • sleep in a cool, dark room
  • turn off all electronics 30-60 minutes before bed (so guilty of not doing this one)
  • try to go to bed and get up at the same time each day

What are your best sleeping tips? Share in the comments below.

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23 Responses to “Tips For Sleeping Like a Champion”

  1. For me it seems the key is routine. I used to struggle with such bad insomnia until I became a mother – – it could also be the fact I’m more tired now? πŸ™‚ :-)–and I learned it from being a mother the importance of a sleep routine for her and, finally, the importance for me as well.

  2. I usually sleep well but I don’t use my phone before bed which I think helps

    • yes! although during the heat of summer it doesn’t help much. i am so ready for cooler weather.

  3. I never slept well…then I became a mom and Im’ truly EXHAUSTED mentally and physically at the end of the day and I’ve slept like a champion since πŸ™‚ Good night sleep is SOOOO KEY for a good healthy mind and body!

    • i didn’t used to have this problem so something is definitely up. good sleep is so key! (and many people tend to forget that)

  4. My husband would totally disagree with the turn off all electronics 30-60 mins before bed. He says his phone puts him to sleep. I would disagree, I think he’d fall asleep faster just by laying there still! Not shacking the bed like he’s playing games on his phone! Great tips!

  5. I definitely have a sleep routine. I read every night before bed, even on the nights I go out, I need to read at least one page to feel ready to sleep.

  6. Great post. I used to have a lot of issues sleeping too. Once I added more magnesium and took sugary snacks out, it has gotten so much better.

  7. I love sleeping so much. I definitely do the limiting caffeine after 2 p.m. and go to bed around the same time each day!

    • there are many days i don’t have caffeine at all, but when i do i try to limit it to lunch.

  8. They sent me this info graphic too! It’s a coincidence (or perfect timing) how relevant this is to you. I know you’ve been writing about your struggles with sleep insomnia lately.!

    • yes! i try to be in bed at 9. and asleep between 9:15 nd 9:45. i get up at 5:00 every morning.

  9. These are all really great tips! I’m definitely guilty of the electronics one. ._. My schedule’s been a little random lately because my shifts in the ER are a different every day, but someday, I’ll get back down to some kind of a routine!

    • i bet your sleep schedule is everywhere. my co-worker’s wife is an ER nurse and her schedule changes constantly.

  10. I am super guilty about using electronics too close to bedtime as well. My husband and I keep very different hours, and I have a kiddo who still wakes me up in the middle of the night sometimes, so I have what I call my “sleep ritual”…I put my lotion on my hands (I only use a certain brand at night so I associate the smell with sleep), then I read until I’m really drowsy, then I roll over onto my other side and go to sleep. I know it sounds weird, but the minute I roll to my other side, my body is like, “oh, it’s sleepy time.” I’ve been known to do that pattern at 3 AM after putting my kid back to sleep. πŸ˜›