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Navigating the Sleep Skies: A Gentle Approach to Midlife Sleep Transformation

Hello Mighty Mom! My name is Christine Meyer, founder of CmyHealth. I’m excited to be partnering up with MomsCo to empower moms with their careers and motherhood. 

About me

I specialize in guiding midlife women toward comprehensive sleep transformations, impacting their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. My goal? Unleash the potential within every well-rested woman, propelling you to success in both personal and professional spheres.

I strive to be the catalyst for positive change, providing unwavering support, guidance, and expertise to enhance the overall quality of life for the women I serve. I believe that a well-rested woman is a force to be reckoned with, and am committed to unlocking your potential for success in both your personal and professional lives.

How to improve sleep

Now, the critical query: "How can I sleep better?" Well, prepare for a nuanced response. Sleep, a complex interplay of lifestyle, routine, biology, and mental health, demands a strategic, tailored approach.

Getting better sleep is not about following a canned checklist. There are recommended guidelines but they may need to be modified for the individual. You are a unique individual.. What works for one person may not work for another. This is where my holistic, personalized coaching comes into play.

Envision going to sleep like landing a plane—calm, gradual, avoiding a sudden crash. Running on empty all day and expecting instant tranquility at night? A flawed strategy.

So, let's chart the course to the landing strip of dreamland with my top three universal tips:

  1. Set a sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time, as much as you can. This includes weekends! Having a sleep schedule will keep your body’s internal clock (i.e. your circadian clock), in rhythm, and help you wake up and fall asleep more naturally. 

  2. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep. This is the recommendation by the National Sleep Foundation and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). If you are getting much less than this, add sleep gradually. Add 15-20 min. of sleep every few days by either going to bed earlier or waking up later. If you try to add too much at one time, there is a good chance you will end up staring at the ceiling. 

  3. Create a night time routine, ideally starting about an hour before you go to bed. This routine should include relaxing activities that aren’t stimulating or stressing your mind. Examples include: reading, meditation, journaling, drinking herbal tea, yoga/stretching, breathing exercises, a warm shower/bath. 

Free sleep resource

You may or may not know what is negatively affecting your sleep. And there may be factors affecting it that you aren’t even aware of. A sleep journal is a great way to increase your awareness and unveil those sleep sabatogers. You can download my free 30 Day Sleep Journal here. It contains 30 days of prompts to give you insight to how your habits, lifestyle, physical and emotional health may be affecting your sleep.

Embarking on the journey to enhanced sleep requires deliberate navigation, patience, and a personalized course tailored to your distinct needs. As you adopt a consistent sleep schedule, prioritize adequate sleep duration, and integrate pre-sleep rituals, you pave the way for a serene descent into dreamland. Remember, your journey is as individual as you are, and the key lies in the gradual, intentional approach. Restful nights await on this deliberate voyage!

Follow me @christinesleepcoach on Instagram and Facebook for more sleep inspiring tips!

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