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The Wind Down with Amy Shah

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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a fashionista’s wind-down routine? Well, get ready for a peek into the fabulous world of Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, a renowned psychiatrist and pioneer in light therapy. This sleep connoisseur not only described Seasonal Affective Disorder but also knows how to wind down and get a good night’s rest in style.

Dr. Rosenthal believes that a good day starts with a good night’s sleep, but the reverse is also true. So, throughout the day, he meticulously orchestrates activities that set the stage for a relaxing slumber. Picture him gracefully dancing through life, exercising for 1 to 2 hours, meditating like a Zen master, and avoiding the seductive allure of coffee and caffeine after noon. And here’s a free styling tip: he refrains from eating 3-4 hours before bedtime, ensuring his stomach is photo-ready for a peaceful night.

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Now, let’s dive into the dreamy world of sleep itself. Dr. Rosenthal knows that sleep is not just about blissing out in REM sleep or indulging in deep slumber. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-layered extravaganza. To truly savor this nocturnal spectacle, he keeps a dream journal by his bedside, jotting down his dreams before they dissolve into the realms of consciousness. His dreams even act as fashion-forward warnings, guiding him to make the right decisions in life. Talk about incorporating style into every aspect of your day!

To ensure a night of enchanting beauty sleep, Dr. Rosenthal knows the importance of adhering to certain rules. The biggest fashion faux pas? Breaking the sleep guidelines he’s carefully curated. For example, sashaying into temptation by sipping a forbidden cup of joe after 2:00 p.m. is a definite no-no. Instead, he creates the perfect sleep ambiance as if transforming his bedroom into a trendy cave, complete with optimal air humidity using a fashionable humidifier. Oh, and let’s not forget his carefully chosen entourage consisting of a top-notch mattress and a collection of comfortably chic pillows.

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As we traverse through the stages of life, our taste evolves, and we begin to appreciate the finer things. Dr. Rosenthal used to see sleep as an inconvenient accessory during his younger years. But now, in the third act of life, he understands the true value of beauty sleep. It’s like discovering a hidden gem in a treasure trove. He no longer resents the time he needs to spend asleep. Instead, he fully embraces it, knowing that rest is an essential component of his captivating 24-hour runway.

But let’s get a little snoopier, shall we? Here’s a backstage pass to Dr. Rosenthal’s sleep routine:

Time Activity
9:30 p.m. Dimming the lights for ultimate wind-down vibes
9:45 p.m. Mindfully flossing his teeth and engaging in winding-down rituals
10:00 p.m. Indulging in a favorite series with captivating characters, like the Danish treat, Seaside Hotel. Strictly no late-night explosions or unlikeable characters here!
10:15 p.m. Taking medicines and checking the calendar for the next day. Surprisingly, this actually settles him down, providing a sense of comfort for the following day’s appointments.
10:30 p.m. Brushing teeth, applying moisturizer, and weighing in for the ultimate beauty sleep prepping routine
10:45 p.m. Saying goodnight to loved ones and setting the stage for solo sleep adventures
11:00 p.m. Curling up in bed with a book or magazine, luxuriously basking in the brightness of his bedside lamp (because fashionistas should always have the perfect lighting for their nighttime reads). Of course, let’s not forget the Oura ring, the must-have accessory for tracking sleep fashionably.
11:15 p.m. Feeling the sleep vibes oh-so-strongly that reading becomes a challenge. Time to turn off the lights and let the darkness envelop him in its warm embrace.
11:30 p.m. Clearing his mind of worries, he allows his thoughts to drift to pleasant places, reciting his mantra, while doing a body scan and settling into the most comfortable sleeping position. Sleeeeeep beckons, and he responds with grace and elegance, ready for the dreamy catwalk of slumber.

Dr. Rosenthal’s sleep routine is truly a work of art. His keen attention to detail and unwavering commitment to restful nights make him a true sleep fashion icon. And that Oura ring? Well, it’s the ultimate sleep accessory, providing him with immediate feedback on how he danced through the night in his dreams.

What about you, dear reader? What are your sleep secrets? Share your favorite sleep rituals, must-have sleep essentials, or even your quirkiest sleep habits in the comments below. Let’s create a fabulous slumber party of stylish dreams and captivating routines together!