5 tips for a better night’s sleep
Turn it off at least one hour before you go to bed. And I mean everything – laptops, tablets, TVs, phones (put them on airplane mode if you need the alarm) etc. They can over-stimulate your mind, right before you are trying slow down.
Cut out coffee, cocoa, caffeinated teas and soft drinks as early as you can and definitely don’t have them in the evenings if you have trouble sleeping.
Definitely exercise, but try not to within two hours of going to bed as it will stimulate your metabolism, which can disrupt your sleep. The exception is gentle, restorative yoga stretches or moves, which can help you to relax instead.
Whilst alcohol can help you fall asleep, it actually disrupts sleeping patterns and you may wake up during the night or you may wake up feeling exhausted as you’ve actually been tossing and turning all night. So, cutting down and having nights when you don’t drink definitely help with sleep.
Too much going on in your head
Have a pen and notebook by your bed. That way if you are being kept awake by too many thoughts, ideas, or you name it – you can jot them down, so they are out of your head and don’t keep going around and around.
Here’s one extra…
Calming activities Taking a hot bath, reading, meditating or listening to calming music are all great ways to help you relax and slowly wind down for a good night’s sleep.
Hope you sleep well.
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