• How To Sleep When Dealing with Pre-Wedding Jitters

    25 Jan 2019 | blog | Rick

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    A good chunk of American adults struggle to sleep.

    When you add stress into that struggle, it gets even harder. Weddings are nothing if not stressful, even if they are for a good cause. As you move towards your wedding date, you might find yourself struggling to sleep and thinking about your wedding. Here are some tips and tricks to help you try and get more sleep as you deal with your pre-wedding jitters.

    Spend Time With Your Partner

    One thing that many couples complain about during the wedding planning process is that they don’t have enough time to spend with their partner. Sometimes, we get caught up in the event planning so much that it can be a struggle to remember why we’re actually getting married in the first place – because we’re in love with our partner.

    If you find yourself stressing about everything, take some time off from wedding planning and go for a date night with your partner, or a lazy night in, to help yourself to recharge and remember what’s important for this wedding.

    Talk About it in Premarital Counseling

    If you’re struggling with something that you and your partner disagree about, it may be helpful to talk about what you’re struggling with in premarital counseling. Many churches require this in order to get married in their space or by their pastor, so make it work to your advantage. If you don’t have a marriage counseling requirement from your pastor, it might be worth trying in private practice to help you figure out the crux of the issue standing between you.

    Create A Comfortable Environment

    Especially as you get closer to the date and start traveling for your wedding, to do everything you can to make sure that your environment is healthy and comfortable. This means making sure that you have a  carbon monoxide detector  in your home or wherever you’re staying.

    Think about what temperature you keep your bedroom at home and what makes you feel comfortable.

    • White Noise Machine
    • Pillows
    • Weighted Blanket
    • Comfort Food

    Do what you can to travel with whatever makes you feel more comfortable and make traveling easier on your circadian rhythm.

    Avoid Electronics & FOMO

    Whenever you can, avoid being on social media and your phone when you’re stressed. Fear of missing out, aka FOMO, is a real thing for many people who are wedding planning and can make you feel worse about your wedding and your impending marriage simply because you don’t have the budget that some of these other weddings have.

    In addition to that, electronics like your phone emit blue spectrum light that causes your brain to feel more awake when you actually want to be asleep. This can disrupt your production of melatonin for 3 to 4 hours, which will make it very difficult to get to sleep.

    Rest!

    Whenever you can, plan to take a nap in the early afternoon. This will help you to reset your circadian rhythm when it gets out of whack. It will also give you more energy to work with and make it through the latter half of your day. You also will notice an improvement in your mood.

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