Get better Sleep
Do you wish that you could get a better night’s sleep?
Especially on those nights when it’s really important that you rest?
Do you find yourself tossing and turning, obsessing over how much sleep you’re not getting?
You’re not alone. Approximately 1 in 3 adults in the UK have difficulty sleeping.
Luckily, there are some easy ways to get better sleep!
Your bedroom should be a sanctuary for sleep (and love making) only.
That means no television, no computer; and this might surprise you, no reading in the bedroom either.
People will often say get a good book and fall asleep in bed, reading in bed can prevent quality sleep by stimulating your mind.
You also need to minimize what’s called Electro-Magnetic Radiation.
Turn off your mobile phone.
It also saves you being woken up by drunken text messages from your friends at 3 am!
Keep your bedroom at a comfortably cool temperature and in complete darkness.
Establish a routine
Creating a routine every night before bed – whether it includes a bath, a warm drink or calming music – trains your brain and body to the fact that you are now winding down and preparing for sleep.
Try as much as possible to go to bed and get up at the same time every day too.
Now if you tend to wake up in the middle of the night, here are a couple of great tips for you;
Hide the clocks
If you wake up during the night, avoid looking at the clock.
You’re more likely to start worrying about how little sleep you’ll get, which reduces the chances of getting back to sleep even more.
Get those worries out of your mind
If you’re tossing and turning, thinking about things, keep a pen and a pad at the side of the bed.
Write down whatever it is you’re worrying about.
By the time you wake up, normally it’s gone and you’ve solved it anyway.