8 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

If your anything like me, getting a really good nights sleep doesn’t come round that often! A good nights sleep sets you up for the day, making you feel refreshed and ready for the day! I’ve tried lots of different methods and products to help, I’d like to share my best ones with you.

Exercise

Try and do some form of exercise daily. Regular rigorous exercise can increase the amount of time you spend in deep sleep. For me, I’ve found going to the gym on an evening can help me to have a better and longer night’s sleep than if I went on a morning.

Avoid evening naps

Post-work naps can sometimes be very tempting, especially after a long and tiring day at work. As nice as they can see at the time, they can may make getting to sleep on a night difficult.

Limit caffeine

It’s well known caffeine is a stimulant and can interrupt sleep. Try to avoid caffeine drinks in the afternoon/evening as their affects can last for up to 12 hours and can cause sleep disruption.

Relaxation techniques

Have a warm bath with your favourite bath soak on an evening to help you wind down and relax. For me, Radox sleep easy or muscle soak are perfect for a soothing relaxing soak in the bath.



Sleep app

There are a number of different apps available, most of which work on the basis of deep relaxation/hypnosis techniques. I can honestly say I’ve had one of the best nights sleep after using a sleep app. There are a few different ones available on itunes/play store.

Deep breathing exercises

Such a simple concept but breathing exercises can really help you to relax and get a better and longer nights sleep. Take deep slow breaths to lower your heart rate and help you become more relaxed.

Relaxing environment
Make sure your room is relaxing and comfortable. A good supportive mattress and soft cosy pillows and bedding are essential. 

Technology

We all know how important our phones, tablets and laptops, but using them in bed can stimulate your mind, just at the time you want to go to sleep. Try giving yourself twenty minutes technology free before going to bed. 

Have you got any tips for getting a better night’s sleep? Let me know by leaving me a comment below.

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