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|BRAND NEW ME|12 tips for getting a better nights sleep

 



Sleep is something that has eluded me for years now, since I was pregnant with T I’ve not slept properly so I will do anything I can to try and help my body get ready for sleep.


I’ve searched the internet for the best tips to help get a good night’s sleep and collated them into this post.  If there’s a vital tip I’ve missed off or you have some advice for me, please leave me a comment :)



 1.    Tie up all those loose ends in your mind before you try to fall asleep, for me this means making sure that the house is nice and tidy for when I get up in the morning.
 
2.    Relax!  I make sure that I do a meditation every night before I go to sleep, I find this really helps me to focus on sleep and drift off easier.


3.    Limit screen time before bed, I know, I know, we all hear this but how many of us actually do this?  I certainly haven't managed it yet although it’s something I really do need to do.


 4.    Don’t drink caffeine before bed, reducing caffeine overall should have a big impact on your sleeping habits, but if that’s not possible, at least try to cut out caffeine and other stimulants in the 2 hours leading up to your bedtime.


5.    Make your to-do list for the next day/week before bedtime.  Keep a notebook and pen right next to your bed so mentally you are not writing a to-do list, which could keep you up.  This is a great help to me and something I always do.


6.    Invest in a good bed, did you know that bed specialists recommend changing your mattress every 8 years (hands up who's mattress is over 8 years old - MEEEEEE!!!!!)  for more great tips, Adjustamatic, a company specialising in adjustable beds uk have released this video all about the techniques for getting a good nights sleep and avoid a bad back #sleepexperts

7.    If light keeps you awake, invest in blackout blinds or curtains.

8.    Try to avoid going to bed too early and laying waiting for sleep to occur, likewise, try not to nap during the day, no matter how tired you are, it will only affect your sleep pattern that evening.

9.    Keep your bedroom clean, tidy and clutter free, your bedroom should be a place of serenity not chao’s, this has made a huge difference to me, keeping our room a place for relaxing definitely makes dropping off to sleep easier for me.

10.  If you can shut out any pets which could wake you in the night, the last thing you want is for an outside influence to wake you up, it’s hard enough with children, make your life easier and shut out those cats and dogs (or other pets for that matter!)

11. Having a salt lamp in your room will help to diffuse negative ions apparently, arguements can be found either way on this one but if nothing more it's gives off a beautiful soft relaxing glow. 

12. Diffuse the air with relaxing and sleep stimulating aromas with an electric diffuser, wax melts or an oil burner to help ease you into a blissful nights sleep. Zzzzzzz 

Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.