Pacific Health Ministry is committed to supporting your positive mental health amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Through our new email series, “Mindfulness Mondays,” we’re offering weekly suggestions to help you reduce stress and allow you to live a better, more enjoyable and fulfilling life.

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain: taking care of your physical and mental health has never been more important. One of the simplest, most efficient ways of doing so is getting better sleep. The benefits of a good night’s sleep are numerous: a stronger immune system, better mental clarity, decreased risk for illness and disease, and sharper cognition.

Get a better night’s sleep, tonight and every night, by following these tips:

  1. Limit the use of electronic for at least one hour before going to bed. Staring at a screen late at night keeps your brain active and awake, making it much more difficult to fall asleep.
  2. Set a routine of going to bed around the same time each night. Establishing a regular bedtime helps set your body’s circadian rhythm, enabling you to fall asleep easier and achieve a more restful sleep.
  3. Sleep in a clean bed. Regularly cleaning your sheets makes your bed a place of comfort. The benefits of good hygiene are numerous, and make for a much more fulfilling rest.
  4. Make your bed each morning. You might be thinking, “How will making my bed help me sleep better?” Trust us, you’ll find that climbing into a clean, well-made bed is incredibly relaxing. Plus, once the sun goes down, that clean, well-made bed of yours will look even more inviting.