5 Tips For A Better Nights Sleep
Today is World Sleep Day! Getting a good night’s sleep is super important in order to help you remain positive and productive. Fall short of sleep and you may find yourself feeling down, negative and unmotivated. Alternatively, making simple changes to your sleep routine can seriously benefit your mental and physical health.
Check out our top 5 tips for improving your sleep:
1. Get A Sleep Schedule
Getting into a pattern may take a while but it can really revolutionise your sleep. Start out by going to bed at the same time every day and then set an alarm to ensure you wake up at the same time every morning. Do this even on the weekends and you will find that getting to bed at night will be far easier and you will wake up feeling fresh and ready to start your day.
2. Don't Eat Late In The Evening
Try and make sure you are done eating by 7pm. Avoiding heavy, rich foods within two hours of bed will help you get to sleep easier. Spicy or acidic foods can cause stomach trouble and heartburn. Did you know that caffeine can cause sleep problems up to 12 hours after you ingest it? Make sure to avoid any caffeine after lunchtime to aid your sleep.
3. Avoid Naps
Naps can be a great way to catch up on missed sleep but, make sure to limit how long you spend snoozing. Napping for too long not only makes you less productive but also prevents you getting to sleep at night. Limit your naps to 15-20 mins in the early afternoon and only use them when absolutely necessary.
4. Put Down Your Tech
Make sure to leave your phone, tablet or e-reader devices in another room when sleeping. They can be super distracting whilst you get your rest. Most importantly, don't use them right before bedtime. You may find yourself overcoming tiredness and staying up far later than necessary.
5. Limit Light Exposure
Sleeping in a completely dark room will help your mind rest and give you a better night’s sleep. Cover all the little lights on chargers and tech with black stickers and make sure to turn off your TV. Alternatively, in the morning make sure to use thin curtains that let the sun in. The lighter your bedroom is the better you will wake up.
Try and implement some of our tips and see how much your sleep improves!
Martin Luther King Jr.