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5 Steps To Better Sleep

Sleep is never as easy as it sounds, is it?! Sometimes you just end up lying there for hours before you actually doze off, or (I'm guilty of this one) lie there on our phone watching YouTube videos and scrolling through our Facebook page. Well, now it's time to put the phone down and take on board some of my top tips for better sleep!
DARKNESS.
If you've ever tried sleeping in the day, you'll know how difficult it is when you have light shining through your curtains. Sleep in complete darkness for a better nights sleep. Or if you're one that has to have a night lamp on, try wearing an eye mask to bed. I've worn these in the past and I feel it helps me switch off. Notonthehighstreet.com have some super cute ones to choose from!
EXERCISE EARLIER IN THE DAY.
Try not to leave exercise until the evening as this can sometimes wake you up even more, preventing sleep. Motivate yourself every now and again to wake up super early and get that gym session in before you head to work, or even on your lunch break. You'll feel better for it, I promise!
HAVE A BED ROUTINE.
Going to bed at the same time each night (and waking up at the same time too) creates the perfect body clock. Make sure you head to bed a good eight hours before you're due to wake up, to ensure you're getting yourself plenty of z's and all of the energy you need for the day ahead.
PILLOW SPRAY.
It doesn't work for everyone, but personally I love to spray some of my This Works Pillow Spray on my pillow before I go to sleep. The gorgeous smell of lavender helps soothe my brain and reminds me of being back at a spa, lying on a water bed after a long and relaxing massage. Hehe!
DOWNLOAD AN APP.
So many times, I have gone to bed and my mind is still racing and thinking about the day. I find a great way to calm my mind is by listening to soothing music. I'm talking the sounds of birds singing, the sound of waves splashing or a fountain trickling. Just lie there, listen to these sounds and I promise you'll start drifting off in no time. Try downloading 'Relax Melodies' - it's free!

12 comments

  1. These are some great tips. I've only recently started and actual pre-bed routine and it literally is like it winds my brain down for bed. I have a terrible habit of sleeping with the tv on for background noise to drown my thoughts out so I really am aiming towards the darkness tip! Great post! XO -Kim
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    1. Aww thank you Kim - I'm glad I could help! x

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  2. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

    www.theprintedse.blogspot.com

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  3. You might be extraordinary in working together or performing at your workstation yet then would you say you are great at sleep, which is tremendously required thing for your body? Perused on to figure out how to rest soundly with no bothers...

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  4. These tips will help us sleep better at night and be more energetic and productive during waking hours.

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  5. Its true that the first step toward a good night's sleep is establishing a healthy pre bedtime routine. Every small effort we make in the direction of calm will add quality to our sleepy time.

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  6. Just like my 4 yr old. Thank for what u share.
    Love it :)

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  7. We actually finally got around to making the bedroom significantly darker, and it's so much easier to sleep in now because of the darkness. Who would've thought?! Now I just need to find a better pillow! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  8. I am lucky with sleeping time. But.. Unfortunately I have problems with waking up. By the way, your 5-steps to get a better sleep is great for someone who need

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    1. Yes it does get harder to get up in the winter. Warm bed and cold outside. Where I live anyway.
      Thanks for tips for getting off to sleep. I never heard of the pillow spray, thats a new one. Sounds nice, I'm gonna try it..
      Jen

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