Quick Tips For Better Sleep
Sleep is one of the most natural way to rest. It’s your body and mind’s default way of healing, rejuvenating amongst many other activities.
Have you ever slept so well that when you woke up you forgot what day of the week or year it is? 😂
If you have difficulty falling asleep, especially during these unusual times. You’re not alone. The following tips when implemented can help to improve your sleep:
1. A regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. If you’re struggling with insomnia, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful.Your routine depends on what works for you, but the most important thing is working out a realistic routine and sticking to it.
2. Try to conclude whatever you’re doing. Winding down is a critical stage in preparing for bed. It stops your mind from wandering about what you’re doing. You could take a warm bath (not hot) as this will help your body reach a temperature that's ideal for rest. Writing a "to do" lists for the next day helps to organise your thoughts and clear your mind of any distractions.
3. Avoid using smartphone, tablets or other electronic devices for an hour or so before you go to bed as the light from the screen on these devices may have a negative effect on sleep.
4. Make your bedroom a sleep friendly and relaxing environment. Experts claim there's a strong association in people's minds between sleep and the bedroom. Your bedroom ideally needs to be dark, quiet, tidy and be kept at a temperature of between 18C and 24C. Lighting a soothing candle like our Lay Your Head Scented Candle hours before bedtime will also make your bedroom conducive and evoke the feeling of calmness, however remember to put it off before sleeping. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
What do you do when you’re finding it difficult to sleep? Leave a comment below!