Four Tips to Sleep Better During the Holidays

Dec 4, 2018

Do the “holidaze” have you feeling less-than spirited? You might just need some a good night of sleep.

Over the summer, MyJane conducted a study of 42,000 women in Southern California to learn their most-pressing health and wellness concerns. What emerged from these discussions is a fascinating look at women’s wellness and what keeps you up at night, quite literally in fact. Not surprising to any women who negotiated school drop off just in time to make that critical 9 a.m. meeting, only to wrap up her day by helping her aging parents, women cited lack of sleep — or the ability to stay asleep — as their chief concern.

When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep?

According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of us don’t get adequate sleep. If you battle with insomnia or want to learn how to prioritize sleep and rest, Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and author of “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time,” offers a few tips.

  • Turn off your phone at the end of the day and remove it from your bedroom. You won’t be tempted to scan Facebook at 2 a.m.
  • Make a list of what you’re grateful for each night. The exercise will help you focus on what’s important and ignore nagging worries you can’t deal with while sleeping.
  • Reserve your bedroom for only two activities: sleeping and sex. Banish work to other areas of your home.

Women also are turning to cannabis, a natural nightcap, to ease into slumber faster and stay asleep longer.

Trying incorporating a soothing tea infused with CDB or low does of THC into your nighttime routine to wake up to a new you. CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabis compound without the psychoactivity of THC, which can produce that feeling of being high.

What are your favorite tips for a better night’s sleep? Which cannabis products do you reach for when you need some beauty rest? Email us, and we’ll share some of the best ideas with the MyJane community.