They say that health is wealth, and that makes sense, right? Your body and your mind, those are investments where you pay attention to what you’re putting in them, the more you have control what you get out of it. One of the most important investments that you can give yourself is sleeping, and if you’re not sleeping, you’re going to be at risk of having poor resiliency to overall stress. The reason why is because when we don’t sleep, our bodies put into a stress state as stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are bumped up and our whole system is elevated into a state of inflammation, which causes even further stress. So it’s essential to prioritize your sleep, especially if you’re stressing about finances. So here are my tips for better sleep. Turn off your phone or put it in an airplane mode at least one hour before bed. Turn down all the lights in your home after sunset. Not only is it exposing us to blue light, it’s also exposing us to bright light. Both are associated with sleep disruption. Number two, create a routine for yourself. It does not include your phone, so take time to read. To meditate, to stretch. Go ahead and take a shower or a bath, but make sure you creating time for yourself to relax your nervous system to put you in a better place to fall asleep and stay asleep. And those tips are major because they work for so many people. But here are some additional ones. Don’t eat late. Try not eating past seven or eight. As far as our circadian clocks, eating past that time is going to elevate your cortisol, which can disrupt your sleep. Also, avoid having really big meals for dinner. As I mentioned, your cortisol can go up and your blood sugar. Keep exercising in the morning or in the afternoon. Make sure you’re not working out close to sleep because that’s elevating your core body temperature and that can disrupt your sleep. Keep your room cool. Sixty eight to seventy two degrees is the sweet spot for keeping your body temperature down, so you get a deep and restful sleep. So remember, just like investing, good health is all about consistency, and the most satisfying gains come with patience, time and routine.