Having a great night sleep is so important for you and your body to function well. If you follow these tips, you’ll be super glad when you wake up tomorrow and you feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the world. Pillow here I come ;p
1. SAY NO TO LONG NAPS
Resist during the day, you might be sleepy after a heavy lunch, so try to eat less heavy foods that will make you want to sleep. If your feeling really tried, try a power nap, which only lasts from 10-60 mins, as these power naps do help. But if you know you will sleep over that time try to resist or set your alarm. Let your body cry for sleep and then treat it with a long night of rest.
2. JUST SAY NO TO COFFEE
If you’re used to drinking pots of coffee to keep yourself awake just don’t do it, it’s not healthy. Also avoid drinking alcohol just before bedtime, it will affect your sleep patterns negatively. If you’re a smoker, then that could cause sleep trouble as Nicotine is a stimulant also.
3. MORNING EXERCISE, NOT NIGHT EXERCISE
Morning exercise helps your body to wake up and make it full of energy. So don’t confuse your body with a great workout just before you go to bed, or your system will be begging you to stay up and party all night.
4. LIGHTS OUT
Try and keep the room dark so lights don’t distract you from falling asleep. When the room is dark and your body is relaxed it sends a message to your body it’s time to sleep.
5. IRON COUNT
An iron deficiency could cause sleep trouble. So get a check up and if there’s a problem, iron supplements can help balance out your system so it doesn’t affect your sleep. Or check your food intake make sure your getting the right nutrients.
6. SOFT SOFT SOFT
It helps to have a nice, warm and cosy bed with comfortable but firm pillows. Get a mattress that suits your body well. Your room should be ventilated, quiet and not freezing cold! Keep the temperature just the way you like it and you will drift off like a baby.
Great idea to relax is to listen to some relaxing music, take a warm bath, drink some herbal tea or just do some breathing exercise. The idea is to let your body wind down gradually, so your at peace when you finally drift off.
8. LATE NIGHT FOOD
Especially before you sleep don’t eat all the leftovers from dinner. Just save it for tomorrow. Eat two hours before you head off to bed. Let it all digest and try not drink your 8 glasses of water in one go or you’ll be up all night for toilet trips lol.
9. WARM MILK
This will soothe your nerves and prepare your body for rest. You can add some toast or a little cereal to your mini-meal. But don’t stay in the front of the fridge for too long! Peanuts are especially good as it encourages your brain to product serotonin for a good night sleep, who new!.
10. SLEEP EASY
Sometimes worrying about tomorrow can keep you awake for hours, or even your problems, so write down your concerns or draw up a to-do list. This will help settle your mind and hopefully no nightmares.
Hope these tips help, if you know of anymore please share xx