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3 Hacks for Holiday Insomnia

With holiday stress comes holiday insomnia.

I don't know about you, but I've had an uptick in sleeplessness since the beginning of the pandemic. Having tried many things to stop it (many of which didn't work), I'm sharing my three current go-to's for whenever I find myself tossing and turning.

1) Tim Ferriss Tea - Insomniac and internet wunderkind Tim Ferriss shared this simple recipe: 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey, stirred into 1 cup of hot water or decaf tea. Except when I have a lot on my mind, this works about 80% of the time for me (and sleep usually comes within 10 minutes).

2) Sandland Fall Asleep - If cannabis is legal in your area, I HIGHLY recommend these under-tongue tabs. Granted, they are a little pricey ($1 per tab), but sleep usually comes within 15-20 minutes. No high, AND they're minty-fresh.

3) A Portrait in Gratitude - When you can't calm your mind down, think of someone or something you appreciate and all of the reasons and memories surrounding that person. For me, I've often thought about my Mom and Dad and how happy they must've been when I was a kid. I find myself going back to 1980s New Jersey and thinking about all of the little things they did on my behalf to ensure that I grew up healthy and happy (i.e., moving out to the suburbs, cooking beautiful dinners, buying doughnuts on Saturday mornings, etc). Gratitude really helps here to put the mind at ease.

Hope one of these three help you!

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