Three simple ways to improve your sleep

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a good nights sleep

 

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment and me, my husband and my daughter all ended up with poor sleep last night.

Good sleep is known to support a healthy immune function and more positive state of mind, so it’s important that we get adequate sleep, especially during times of stress.

So how do you go about getting a better night’s sleep. ? Here are three simple ideas

A New Bed

You might want to think about investing in a new bed. It’s recommended that you replace your mattress every ten years and a lumpy, bumpy mattress that is uncomfortable, does nothing for a good night’s rest. It’s important that you don’t end up waking half through the night due to serious levels of backpain or trouble with chronic conditions. The right bed can help ensure that this isn’t the case. It can be a big financial investments, so reductions through White Company vouchers can help you get your dream bed even if you’re working with a tight budget.

Diet

Did you know your diet can have a massive impact on the quality of your sleep? If you have trouble getting to sleep, assess how much caffeine you are consuming on a regular basis. It’s important that you don’t end up impacting your body’s natural ability to turn off when the lights go out. That’s exactly what coffee can do to you. It’s good to avoid eating late at night too, as your body will be busy digesting food and this can lead to sleep issues. However, there are some drinks that can HELP sleep, such as chamomile or lemonbalm tea and I’ve recently been drinking tart cherry juice, which research shows can help with insomnia.

Exercise

Finally, you should make sure that you are getting the right level of exercise throughout the day. A lot of people who struggle to sleep will find it’s because they are not able to rest because they haven’t been active enough. You need to make sure that you are setting up and sticking to a regular exercise plan. Don’t make the mistake of remaining stagnant throughout the day. One thing to remember though, excising earlier in the day is usually better. If you exercise too close to bedtime, some people can become too energised to sleep!

Oh and don’t forget to go screen free for at least an hour before bed time. The blue light emitted from screens can disrupt sleep cycles!

 

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