You may or may not be aware, but this Friday is the best day of the year: World Sleep Day. Yes, an entire day celebrating everyone’s favorite activity exists. Some might call it… a dream come true.
Now make sure you get festive with a few, if not all, of our suggestions. World Sleep Day only comes once a year, after all!
1. Stop, drop, and nap.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved nap sometime during the day, even if it means curling up in your car during a break. For a boost in your energy and mood, nap for 10 minutes. If you have the time, nap for 90 minutes (a full sleep cycle) for a boost in creativity and memory retention.
2. Wrap yourself in a blanket the whole day.
It’s not that weird if it’s on World Sleep Day, right? Exercise your right to be comfy with your softest blanket. Ignore the judgmental glances; they just wish they could be snuggled up too.
3. Commit to making sleep a high priority in your life, once and for all.
Despite the hustle culture that has taken over society, strive to honor the importance of sleep. After all, getting enough sleep and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule allows you to perform at your best in every aspect. Catch those ZZZs before sleep deprivation catches up with you.
4. Listen to this sleepy-time playlist before bed.
You’ll find yourself yawning in no time with these soothing rhythms.
5. Sip your way to sleep with a soothing drink.
Whether it’s a cozy cup of chamomile or a turmeric latte, relax with a sleep-inducing beverage to lull yourself into sweet dreams. Here’s our list of drinks that will help you fall asleep faster.
6. Don’t let anything or anyone get in the way of your precious sleep.
End your day with the grand finale: a solid 7-9 hours of sleep. Keep all distractions far, far away: your phone, TV, and/or snoring partner (just kidding but not really).