Source: Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips, Kate Carraway, Self-Care, The New York Times.
Date: October 15, 2019
Photo Credit: Julietta Borda for the The New York Times
So? Was there anything there you can use? When the world is in a tangle it is rather important to be aware of and to attend to some of the simply habits and routines that can guard or regular and necessary stress escape that is sleep. And, the nice thing about simple habits is that once you have them established they often help without requiring a whole lot of reflection or attention and are much more cost-effective than moving to another country!
Questions for Discussion:
- What were one or two things suggested in the article that you already do or that you think you could use and benefit from?
- Why might the things you noted above work? What might they do for you Psychologically?
- What are some other habits we might want to consider developing to help us cope with the stresses of life these days and why are simple habits so helpful (or so NOT helpful) for us?
References (Read Further):
Lai, H. L., & Good, M. (2005). Music improves sleep quality in older adults. Journal of advanced nursing, 49(3), 234-244. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.574.8393&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Coren, S. (1994). The prevalence of self-reported sleep disturbances in young adults. International Journal of Neuroscience, 79(1-2), 67-73. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/010d/5941960c19320d7cbf88cf475aab8b98cee5.pdf
Thomée, S., Härenstam, A., & Hagberg, M. (2011). Mobile phone use and stress, sleep disturbances, and symptoms of depression among young adults-a prospective cohort study. BMC public health, 11(1), 66. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-66
Milojevich, H. M., & Lukowski, A. F. (2016). Sleep and mental health in undergraduate students with generally healthy sleep habits. PloS one, 11(6), e0156372. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156372
LeBourgeois, M. K., Hale, L., Chang, A. M., Akacem, L. D., Montgomery-Downs, H. E., & Buxton, O. M. (2017). Digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics, 140(Supplement 2), S92-S96. https://scholar.google.ca/scholar?output=instlink&q=info:CjmHM0JaUh0J:scholar.google.com/&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5&as_ylo=2015&scillfp=1980851307990689949&oi=lle