Try to put down your phone about 30 minutes before you plan to go to bed, it gives your mind time to wind down and electronics exposure before bed will make it harder for you to fall asleep.
Your sleeping environment should be cool and dark—it’s the best environment to get quality, restful sleep.
Starting the day with a cup of coffee in the morning is fine, but avoid caffeine after 1 or 2 p.m., as it may impact your ability to fall asleep at night.
People who get daily exercise report lower rates of insomnia and overall better quality of sleep, so make sure you are getting some exercise every day.
All of us have temporary stressors or situations in our lives (job stress, illness, having an infant or young child) that are going to have an impact on the amount of sleep we’re able to get. The key to establishing healthy strategies to help us work through these times is to make sure these bouts of temporary lack of sleep don’t turn into long-term behavioral habits.
Dr. Carrie Landin's Relationship Tips
Exercising with friends, with COVID can be done virtually or outside.
Walking dogs together with neighborhood friends.
Volunteering with friends for organizations that are meaningful to both people.
Regular check-ins over text, particularly funny messages that help us laugh together.
Leaving little gifts on friend's porches to let them know they are being thought of.