Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to waking up feeling fresh and it also benefits your mental health, physical health and quality of life. Most of us have experienced difficulty going to sleep whether it’s just the odd night or most nights. This could be because of many factors; a recent survey has found that the blue light emitted by devices such as your mobile phone is responsible for nearly a quarter of Britons having sleepless nights!
So, if you lay there at night counting sheep trying to sleep then try the tips below to help you have a peaceful sleep.
Clear the clutter
Having a clutter free space helps us unwind and relax at the end of the day. A way to help you de-clutter your room is by using storage, for example you can use storage boxes to put away bed linen, seasonal clothing or any bric-a-brac you simply can’t get rid of! You can also use storage baskets to organise your drawers and keep any surfaces nice and tidy.
Little less light
This goes for the lights in your room and the light entering your room. Having a table lamp on instead of your room’s light will create a cosier and more relaxed feel helping your brain get ready for bed faster. Having black out blinds/curtains will help stop any light pollution glaring through your window and will guarantee a dark room on those weekend lay ins you have been looking forward to all week.
The magic of the right mattress
Everyone is different so it’s important to have the right mattress that suits you! Having a comfortable mattress not only helps you sleep well at night but it’s also crucial to avoid back pain or a crooked neck.
Duvets and Pillows
Ever woken up with a stiff or sore neck? This could be because your pillow isn’t supporting you properly. Having a pillow that is comfortable and supports you correctly can really help your sleep and avoid the aches and pains the following morning. Having a duvet that keeps you at a comfortable temperature during the night is also vital! There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night sweating and feeling too hot to go back to sleep, so make sure you have a thinner duvet in the summer and a thicker duvet in the winter.
Other ways to help you sleep peacefully throughout the night is to relax, have a bubble bath, read a book, drink some chamomile tea, write in your journal or maybe spend 5 minutes meditating before you get into bed. Taking time to do whatever makes you feel relaxed at night can really improve your overall sleep.
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