We know what it means to eat healthy. It means staying away from bad food and sugary drinks and eating healthy food and drinking water.
We know what it means to be healthy financially. It means to put money away into savings and live well within our means.
We know what it means to be healthy in our relationships. It means to listen in an engaged, positive way and to be there for each other and to really care about the other person.
But what does it mean to sleep healthy? It means in the five minutes before we fall asleep to consciously avoid thinking about negative, unhealthy thoughts that cause us to feel ashamed, angry, bitter, scared, pessimistic, or frustrated. It means to focus on what we want in our lives in terms of our personal and work relationships, in terms of what we will accomplish the next day and why we will do it, and in terms of the feelings that we want to experience as we live the life we want to live.
When we fill our minds with the thoughts and feelings we want to have in our life, then our sleep becomes a mechanism for greater health.