3 Powerful Sleep Hacks from a Former Insomniac

You’re busy. I know. You’re hustling hard, juggling it all: multi-tasking, overwhelmed, overworked, overbooked, and running ragged. Which means sleep can be one of the first things you sacrifice. But cheating on sleep could yield way bigger problems than bags under your eyes (although that IS a legit problem!). According to Dr. Eric Olsen, “Studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.”

As I’ve shared in my book, Where in the OM Am I?, being overwhelmed, overworked, and overbooked were all too familiar when I worked a high-stress corporate job. Now as an author, speaker, and national yoga teacher, I travel around the country sharing how to use yoga tools to find life balance, direction, and fulfillment. Getting restful sleep — and enough of it — is a pillar of overall wellness, and the topic of one of my most popular workshops, “Sleep Hacks: How to Power Down, Tune In, and Experience Profound Rest.”

If you’re wrestling with insomnia, the first step is to shift your thinking and get to the root cause of what’s going on. Next, start to make positive, powerful changes.

Here are 3 of my favorite tools to help you create a Bedtime Ritual that will calm your mind and prepare your body for restful sleep. The best part? They’re quick, easy, and actually enjoyable.

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