Want to know tips on how to finally get a good night's sleep?
Are you tired of tossing and turning every night, and waking up feeling even more tired than before? We all have problems sleeping from time to time and these restless nights can become more frequent as we get older, due to changes in our sleep patterns, stress or work-life balance.
Here are some tips that I have tried and tested which made it easier to fall and stay asleep for a good night’s rest!
Tip 1: Have A Sleep Routine
Your sleep routine can consist of lighting a candle, reading a book before bed, dimming the lights etc, anything that helps you destress before bed. Take the time to wind down and forget about all those daytime worries that were troubling you.
My Sleep Routine consists of:
- Putting on the diffuser with a relaxing essential oil
- Turn on some warm night lights
- Playing a sleep podcast (E.g. Sleep Cove, Sleep With Me)
- Do some deep breathing exercises
Having a sleep routine signals your body and mind in a comforting way that it is time to sleep.
Tip 2: Exercise
Exercising even just 30 minutes a day will help keep you up less often at night, as exercise boosts the effect of natural sleep hormones such as melatonin plus exercising just makes you tired in general. However, try to avoid exercising too close to bedtime instead have a morning workout or walk.
Slowly incorporate exercise into your daily life/routine and it will not only help with sleepless nights but also with you overall health!
Tip 3: Do Not Go To Bed Hungry
Many times we have all gone to bed a little hungry and instead of sleeping you just keep thinking about that snack you crave. Instead of allowing that grumbling stomach of yours distract and keep you awake, if you are hungry right before bed, eat a light snack that will satisfy you. For example, some fruits or crackers.
Also try and avoid having too big of a meal too close to your bedtime, as an overly full belly will keep you awake as well.
Tip 4: Reserve Your Bed Just For Sleep
This is especially for those working from home, it is important to make sure you are not using your bed for your day time activities. Your bed needs to be a stimulus for sleeping and not for everything else.
Have a designated working and lazing corner instead of doing it on your bed.
Tip 5: Sleep At Roughly The Same Time Everyday
Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. By resetting your internal body clock, it is easier for you to fall asleep at night if you follow a consistent sleeping pattern. Even on the weekends when you feel like sleeping for 2 more hours, make it a habit to stick to your sleeping schedule, as this will be beneficial for you in the long run!
These 5 tips are of my personal experience which helped me sleep better at night.