4 tips for sound sleep


Sleep /’slep/ noun

Old Meaning:

a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness is practically suspended.

New Meaning:

One fifth of our daily existence, sleep is a daily rejuvenation and repair period for the human body that is required to retain health, productivity and happiness. During sleep, chemicals that strengthen the immune system circulate and during REM sleep the body and brain, ostensibly takes out the trash.


Make dinner your lightest meal of the day and eat at least 3 hours before sleep. Avoid spicey, salty and sugary foods. If you eat protein like a steak, wait for 4 hours. If you go to bed right after eating, your body will be spending energy digesting, instead of relaxing into repair mode.


Breathe deeply for at least 10 (and up to 20) carefully modulated breaths. Inhale to a count of 5, pause for 3 seconds, exhale to a count of 5, pause for 3, repeat. Let your belly go round and puffy, fill up your lungs and even audibly sigh out. Breathing deeply has a physical effect on our nervous system.


Treat your bedroom like a sanctuary. Keep your work, arguments and television out of the bedroom.


Use CDB or hemp products in any form. A topical can be used to massage into your temples, your feet, or hands. Look for the “spirit gate” located at the crease on your outer wrist, below the pinkie finger. Feel for the small, hollow space and apply gentle pressure in a circular or up-and-down movement. Use CBD or hemp massage balm to ignite and maximize the effect.