Proper Sleep for Your Wedding

Since you are planning your wedding, you are writing up the to-do-list, researching into the night, and building perfect pinterest boards.  While, getting married is a special, exciting, and busy time that most people dream of from the time they are little, you need to remember to add one word to that to-do-list Health. Your health is as important as flowers, attire and saying “I do.”  Getting enough sleep, spending quality time with family and friends, exercising and feeding your body better are all parts of a healthy routine which will enable you to be at your best on your Wedding Day.

As a former RN and a Wedding Planner, I want to focus some of our upcoming blogs on Health and Wellness. Let’s start with SLEEP!

A good night's sleep makes you able to tackle the day's stress more easily. When you are tired, you are less patient and more easily agitated, which can increase stress. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Practicing good sleep hygiene can help improve your quality of sleep.

Sleep hygiene refers to a series of healthy sleep habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Follow these tips to establish healthy sleep habits:

1.  Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
2.  Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
3.  Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
4.  If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed.
5.  Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.

6.  Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
7.  Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing. Keep the room at a comfortable,  cool temperature.
8.  Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings.
9.  Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
10. Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack.
11.  Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet.
12.  Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening.
13.  Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime.
14.  Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime.

So as you find yourself staring at the wedding to-do-list, remember your Health is important. Meghan and I are here at DC Engaged, to assist you in all aspect of wedding planning so you don’t have to lose any sleep before your Big Day.


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