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Tips for a good night’s sleep

For the lucky few who are able to adjust their sleeping pattern, the few who actually sleep in at the weekend or the few who don’t wake up a million times during the night, look away now. For those not so lucky, here are a few simple tips we’ve dug out to help you achieve a better night’s sleep….

 

1st and foremost, avoid any stimulating beverages before you go to bed. State the obvious we know, but we also know how tempting a brew followed by a couple of rich teas whilst watching the latest Corrie is. So, this includes coffee, tea, hot chocolate, green tea, alcohol and generally anything with sugar/caffeine. Instead, have a glass of warm milk; milk is proven to soothe your nervous system helping you to relax.

 

Increase the light exposure in your day to day activities; this will enable a healthy amount of Melatonin. If you’re not aware, Melatonin is a natural occurring hormone which is released into our blood when we are in a dim environment. This then affects our blood levels, making us feel less alert and sleepy.

 

Try to create a bed time routine, or wind-down time in the evening after dinner. This could be as simple as going for a walk, reading, or bathing.

 

Make your bedroom more sleep friendly, from buying a darker blind to keeping your room cool and ventilated. And make sure you ‘make’ the bed before leaving in the morning. Theory suggests that it makes us a happier person for it.

 

  If you feel worried or anxious before you go to bed, we find it helpful to write a list or keep a pad on your bedside table: #organised.

 

And last but not least, buy bedding that’s light, breathable and comfortable. And ladies, make them White Pure Linen sheets because this truly magnificent fabric has a light massaging effect due to the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric.

 

 

 

If you try to consider at least 3 tips from above, then a good night’s sleep is on the horizon for you. However, if you find that you’re experiencing interrupted sleep on a regular basis, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder which can have a damaging effect on your lifestyle. If this is the case, we recommend a visit to your GP where they are able to provide you with a more appropriate resolution. 

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