Top Tips For A Great Nights Sleep
Are you often asking yourself, why am I so tired? Maybe it’s because your quality of sleep isn’t great or maybe you just aren’t getting enough shut eye. Either way here are some top tips for getting a great nights sleep.
Invest in new bedding
Is there anything better then getting into fresh crisp bedding?
Are your pillows plump enough? Is your duvet due an upgrade? If you can’t remember when you last bought new bedding or it’s not looking as plump and fresh as it should, it could be time for a bedroom refresh.
Essential oils are a great way to naturally encourage sleep and help you feel more relaxed before bedtime. You can use them in an air diffuser, in spray form or even pop a few drops in your bath before you have a soak to help you destress and unwind.
It’s best to avoid caffeine after 4pm and as it gets closer to bed time. You could try opting for something more soothing such as a camomile tea or a de-caff version of your favourite beverage.
Temperature plays an important part in getting a good nights sleep. Being too hot or too cold can cause you to be restless and prevent you from drifting off. Is your duvet a suitable tog for the time of year? Do you need to invest in some thermal curtains?
According to sleepcouncil.org.uk the ideal temperature for a bedroom is 16-18°C. There are lots of ways to optimise the temperature in your bedroom whether its opening the window in warmer months or throwing an extra layer on the bed to keep you cold in cooler periods.
Relax & Unwind
Mood lighting can make a big difference in getting you ready for bed time. Try and limit your time on your phone or on games consoles. Try different ways of relaxing such as reading a book or meditating. Setting aside this time to relax before bed can help you let go of the stresses from the day and prepare you for a great night sleep. Having a sleep routine can also help to improve quality of sleep.