Sleep like a baby tonight
Getting enough sleep is vital for our physical and mental health. Lack of adequate sleep can, over time, erode the body and mind. Do you find yourself tossing and turning? Are you unable to switch your mind off and simply rest? Here are some tips on what I did to improve my night’s sleep considerably.
Before Going to Bed
Don’t eat for a few hours before bedtime.
Limit your exposure to electronics including TVs, computers, and mobile devices.
Wind down with a cup of chamomile tea.
Practice yoga or meditate with calming music in the background.
On cool nights, open the windows in your room 10-15 minutes before going to sleep. The fresh air and cooler temperatures help to slow down your body and sends a signal to your body that it time to sleep.
Ensure you have a comfortable mattress that breathes. You don’t want to be too hot or too cold.
Change the bedding every one to two weeks to keep your sleeping space feeling fresh and clean.
Spritz lavender essential oil onto your sheets and pillow before lying down.
Go to bed at the same time each night. This will set your internal clock and you’ll find you naturally get sleepy around this time after you keep up with the routine for a few nights.
Have a bedtime wind down routine.
Sleep naked. Clothing can be uncomfortable and restrictive.
Power Down & Lights Out
Turn off all electronics in your bedroom. Even the standby light on a device can disrupt your sleep.
Disconnect and reduce your exposure to radio frequencies. Use a wireless remote to switch off your WiFi and switch your phone to airplane mode.
Invest in good blackout blinds or curtains and make your bedroom as dark as possible.
If you still have troubles falling asleep why not try an acupressure mat? I use this one for the first 5-15 minutes before dozing off. It take a bit of getting used to but totally saves my back after a long day of carrying around a fussy baby!