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How to Stay Well Rested

Sleep is such an important part of our mental health and overall health. These tips offer you ways to sleep better, feel well rested and enjoy sleeping and dreaming...

When you're stressed, remember to slow down, step back and see things from an outside perspective. #MYMTips

Mindfulness is great for resting. Take breaks to close your eyes and just be. #MYMTips

If you’re feeling stressed, find a song or album you love. Find a comfy seat, sit back and just listen. #MYMTips

Avoid electronics before bed. The brightness of the screen stimulates the brain and keeps the body awake. #MYMTips

Take 5 minutes to grab a cup of herbal tea or hot chocolate. Focus on every sip and let the warmth relax your body and mind. #MYMTips

To unwind in the evening grab a comfy blanket, and curl up to a favourite book, movie or tv show. #MYMTips

Take time in the day to go for a walk outside. Sometimes all you need to relax is a change of scenery. #MYMTips

Take a minute. Close your eyes and relive a comforting memory. Let the feeling spread throughout your body. #MYMTips

You deserve a break. Wherever you are, find some space for yourself (like a washroom) and take a minute just for you. #MYMTips

Did you know the brain and heart are composed of 73% water? Take a water break. #MYMTips

It’s amazing how often we forget to properly breathe. Right now take 3 slow, full breaths. How does that feel? #MYMTips

Playing music not only improves memory, coordination and mental functioning, it is also a great way to rest and release tension! #MYMTips

Exercise has been shown to affect your quality and depth of sleep at night. Take time to go for a jog, bike ride, or walk today. #MYMTips

Heavy meals, sugar, and caffeine before bed cause stress on the body and interrupt sleep. Settle for a light snack instead. #MYMTips

Rooms that are too hot or too cold can disrupt sleep cycles. Make sure your room is at a comfortable temperature. #MYMTips

Use your bed only for sleep. Your brain associates your bed with whatever activity is most common there. #MYMTips

Taking a warm bath can be a great way to let loose and stay rested. Treat yourself. #MYMTips

Having a consistent sleep schedule can greatly improve your quality of sleep. Start a sleep routine and begin feeling the benefits! #MYMTips

Having trouble sleeping? Warm milk releases tryptophan which helps you get to sleep quicker! #MYMTips

Eating a well balanced diet is extremely important to feeling healthy and rested. Grab an apple and munch away. #MYMTips

Before going to bed, write out any concerns you have from your day to clear your mind. #MYMTips

Read an inspiring quote during the day to energize your mind. #MYMTips

Lavender essential oils help to trigger restfulness. Add some to your room for restful sleep. #MYMTips

White noise can be great for creating a calm, relaxing environment. Use a fan, app, or music to get an even better night's rest. #MYMTips

Make lists to decrease your daily anxiety and to experience the refreshing feeling of checking off tasks as you complete them. #MYMTips

Schedule breaks in the day so you have something to look forward to. If you're happier throughout your day, it will pass quicker. #MYMTips

Find enjoyable activities like drawing, painting or making music to release stress and keep your mind worry-free. #MYMTips

Don’t go to bed mad. Angry thoughts can ruin a good sleep. #MYMTips

Recite a mantra or favourite saying before bed. Positive thoughts can enter your dreams and make for a much more restful sleep. #MYMTips

20 minute naps in the late morning or early afternoon can be a great substitute for coffee or other high caffeine drinks. #MYMTips

Keep a notepad by the bed for sleep thoughts. #MYMTips

Change the brightness of your computer screen to keep relaxed and ease the strain on your eyes. #MYMTips