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Wellness Resource Spotlight: Quality Sleep

The stress buster playbook developed by the former CA Surgeon General has been synthesized into an actionable one-pager available in both English and Spanish!

Stress Buster: Quality Sleep

One of the seven stress busting strategies is quality sleep. As outlined in the playbook, “Turn off electronics at least a half hour before bed. Drink some warm water or hot tea and read a book after you climb into bed. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening. Ensure your place of sleep is cool, quiet and free of distractions and devices.

We are fortunate to have access to many resources designed to help facilitate restful quality sleep. Yoga With Adriene offers free 10 minute bedtime videos in both English and Spanish. These short and gentle movement practices will help you calm the nervous system and prepare for a for healthy night of rest.

There are also numerous apps designed to facilitate sleep and anxiety and stress management. The free Insight Timer app has hundreds of guided meditations as well as calming sounds for adults and children.