Weekly Tip: Getting a better nights sleep
Getting a good night sleep is extremely important for your health. It’s the time our bodies use to recover and recharge. Follow my top 5 tips for getting a better nights sleep - and you will definitely wake up feeling well rested and ready to face the day!
- The first one is an obvious one, and we are all guilty of looking at our phones or computer before bed. But by reducing exposure to blue light in the evenings, you are helping your brain relax and produce more melatonin. You can buy glasses to wear that filter out the blue light if you still need to work in the evenings.
- Stop that late afternoon latte… Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, which can keep your body from being able to relax and fall asleep. The caffeine stays in your system for up to 8hours!
- Try getting into a sleeping pattern. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time everyday (including weekends unfortunately) will help improve the quality of your sleep. You might even find yourself not needing to set an alarm once your body gets into a good rhythm.
- Make your bedroom environment peaceful. Make sure the temperature is not too hot or cold, you have a dimmed the lights when getting ready for bed, and no disruptive noises like a TV.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise can help boost the amount of deep sleep you get each night. Just make sure you finish 2hours before bedtime to give your body time to wind down.