Thank you for joining me for 5 Days of focusing on one of the critical pillars of health – SLEEP! Today is Day 1 of our quest for better ZZZZs.

(Before continuing, please make sure you’ve read the past emails here or in the Facebook group: )

Let’s talk sleep sanctuary! Yes, sanctuary! Where you lay your head should be your sanctuary. It should be a place of calm, relaxation and peace. I find that my nightstand gets cluttered over time. Seeing that mess irritates me as I’m getting into bed!

Is there something in your sleep sancturary that doesn’t belong and irritates you? I hope it’s not your spouse! I have read that co-sleeping with a spouse is often the biggest barrier to great sleep. For some, sleeping in separate beds/rooms is becoming a thing!

We solved the co-sleeping issue by having a KING sized bed. When my husband climbs in bed, I don’t even feel the bed move. I scoffed at the price of this bed, but the priceless sleep made the price of the bed worth it. We’ll learn more in the group how poor sleep impacts your health.

What other methods are there to create your sleep sanctuary? If you have a noisy household, try a sound machine or app. My favorite sound is rain falling. Who doesn’t love to fall asleep to a gentle rain? I also love night sounds of crickets, toads and frogs chirping. I love using an app as you can set it on a timer to go off after a period of time.

Don’t forget to –

☑️ Check out the post “What are your questions about sleep that you want me to answer next week?” if you think of a question you’d like me to address. Be sure to tag me so that I see it.

☑️ Fill out your Sleep Questionnaire. If you want to see if your sleep changes during our challenge, you can fill out this questionnaire every morning upon waking.

As a reminder –

Each morning I will either do a live presentation or post a video on the importance of sleep, how sleep affects your body, what impacts your sleep, etc.

Catch me live at 8 pm EST each night where I will be answering your sleep questions. Don’t worry if you can’t make it live, the videos will remain for you to watch for a week after the challenge ends.

If you have any questions, email me at . If you havne’t already, be sure to join the private

P.S. It’s not too late to share this challenge with your friends! Have them sign up .

Sybil Cooper