A Good Night's Sleep Can Help Reduce June Wedding Planning Stress

Wedding bells and sleepless nights can go hand-in-hand this time of year.  June remains the most popular month for weddings in the U.S. and getting married not only is one of the most important events in a person’s life, it’s also one of the most stressful.  We have some tips, however, to help brides and grooms cope with the strain.

“Weddings usually are wonderful and joyous events,” said Dan Schecter, vice president of consumer products at Carpenter Co., and creator of SleepBetter.org.  “But considering all the months of preparation and planning that go into the average wedding these days – not to mention the money involved – it’s no surprise that the bride and groom can feel pressure and tension along with their happiness.”

Schecter says getting proper rest as the big day approaches can help wedding partners be at their best for a milestone day they hope to remember their whole lives.  “There really is such a thing as ‘beauty sleep.’  Beauty sleep is getting enough sleep that you wake feeling rested and rejuvenated. Improving your sleeping routine can be the best way to go from feeling droopy and slow in the morning to feeling like you’re ready to take on the world with shining eyes and a quick smile.”

Here are more June wedding stress relief tip:

  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, which suppress deep sleep, within three to six hours of bedtime.
  • Do your best to put aside wedding planning two to three hours before sleeping.
  • Write out a “worry list” or “to-do list” of bothersome matters before bed to help your mind disengage.
  • Sure, there’s a lot going on, but do your best to keep to a regular sleep pattern:  Retire within two hours and rise within one hour of the same time every day, even on weekends.

For more advice on getting a good night’s sleep, read our 17 Healthful Sleep Tips.