You can feel it in the air. The breezes are getting cooler, the angle of the light is changing, and the sun is sinking earlier by the day. The cozy season is coming, with dropping temperatures, shorter days, surrounding yourself in blankets as you sleep, and schools in full swing. Even holiday preparation is starting for some people. Whether you participate in the events of the season a little or a lot, there's a universal need to feel warm, safe, and connected during this time of year — to feel cozy. There are many ways to get there that don't involve a lot of expense or bother. Here are several.
Have you been struggling with insomnia? Whether it’s due to our current societal climate, stress from personal or work life, or that you’ve never optimized your nighttime routine there are many factors and reasons catching Z’s can be difficult. In fact, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep (that is, at least seven hours per night) according to the CDC. Our minds are actively engulfed in the media, relationships, obligations, and other distractions that make it difficult to shut off and recharge. That being said, being mindful of these set-backs is the first step in getting back on track.