Have you ever wondered how to get a better night’s sleep?
Now you know the benefits of a good night’s sleep here are some tips to help you achieve better sleep hygiene!
Set yourself a bedtime
We appreciate you may not have had a set bedtime since you were 7 – but it’s actually just as important for adults, as well as children, to have a consistent bedtime. This will help regulate your body clock and you subconsciously start preparing for sleep at the same time each night, making it easier to nod off.
Don’t lie in
Just as you should try to go to bed at the same time each night, you should aim to get up at the same time each morning. We know it can be tempting to hit snooze once the weekend arrives, but this will mess with your body clock, just as much as staying up late will.
We should all try to digitally detox as much as possible, but it’s imperative you step away from tech ahead of bedtime. The blue light from your phone or laptop screen is one of the biggest enemies of a good night’s sleep, so give yourself a few hours before bed where you literally switch off.
Wind down routine
Ditching tech should form part of a wider wind-down routine. About an hour before you want to sleep, take a relaxing shower, listen to one of our guided meditations, do some light yoga and engage in a mindful skincare routine. Or build your own nighttime ritual that helps you relax!
Make your bedroom sleep-friendly
Your bedroom should be the most relaxing place in your house. Having a peaceful environment will help increase your chances of a good night’s sleep. Try to limit artificial light, external noise and keep your room tidy. Any distractions might cause your sleep to be disturbed, so try to consciously limit them to a minimum.