How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep
When you’re working on improving your health and wellbeing routine, how often do you look to your sleeping habits? You may find that you’re overlooking the importance of a good night’s sleep and the role it plays in your brain and body function.
Or perhaps you know just how important your beauty rest is, but you’re not quite sure how to get more sleep. Difficulty sleeping is common. We’re spending more time inside, online and sedentary, which isn’t ideal for our busy bodies and busy brains!
The benefits of a good night’s sleep are plentiful. Not only do you feel better and have more energy, but it helps to reduce stress and inflammation in the body. Your system needs time to rest, repair and detox, and most of this happens overnight while you sleep. So if you’re missing out on snooze time, you may be feeling the effects of this in a few different ways.
But fret not, our tired friends. We’ve got some tips up our sleeve on how to sleep better, that just may do the trick.
Time To Unwind
After a busy day of work, study, running after the kids (or sometimes a combination!), you may be kept awake by your mind running in circles. Hitting the off switch is much easier said than done, so there are a few things you can try that will aid in getting a better night’s sleep.
If you can’t quiet your thoughts, try writing them down. Allowing them to spill over onto paper can be quite cathartic, and if journaling simply isn’t your thing, you could write to-do lists or fill in your planner with upcoming events and how to prep for them! Check out our downloadable planners to help you jot down your thoughts and turn them into actions.
You saw this one coming… put down the phone! Endlessly scrolling Instagram or TikTok is not going to help you unwind, we’re sorry to say. The added screen time keeps you awake and your brain stimulated - not what we want at night time when we’re working on getting a better night’s sleep.
Now, this part can be fun. Your bedroom should be somewhere soft, secure and special to relax in. So spend some time making your room extra cosy with clean, comfortable bedding, some relaxing lighting or even some aromatherapy to soften your senses. And some ultra comfortable loungewear wouldn’t go astray, either!