Monday, 6 February 2017

5 Simple Tips For A Good Nights Sleep

I love my sleep, I struggle to get up every single morning and I love a good lie in, but I do have times where I just can't sleep and can't stop overthinking. I'm not gonna lie, insomnia is taking over my life at the moment but there are a few things I do every night to at least try and help me get a good nights sleep. When I'm going through a really good few months and my sleep pattern is sort of normal, these things only help even more then and they're all just great to help you relax a little bit so I hope they maybe help some of you!

1. Tidy 

I can't relax at night if I know the living room is a mess, or there is something that needs doing so I always try to make sure before bed I've got the things done that I know I won't want to do in the morning, e.g. the dishes, hoovering etc. I also can't stand it when there are letters or change just left on the table so I clear things like that away too so they're not there to annoy me first thing the next day! A lot of the things that annoy me are all silly, obsessive things but if I don't get them done before bed I'll go to bed in a bad mood.

2. Hot Bath

 I love to have a hot bubble bath in the evening, usually after tea to try and relax. I have a little basket dedicated to Lush products so if I have any I will use a bath bomb. I find Butterbear is a great one for a late bubble bath and it just makes your skin feel amazing. I also use some Radox, usually the Sleep Easy one or the Stress Relief. I like to try and read a few magazines or some of my book or I'll watch some Youtube videos. I find a nice, hot bath can really help me clear my mind. I also love to light some candles to properly relax.

3. Fresh Bedding 

One of my favourite things is fresh bedding, or even better brand new bedding just washed. I love the feeling of getting into bed after a bath or shower into fresh bedding. I always have a better nights sleep if the bed has been changed that day. Something else that helps me sleep in winter is putting a hot water bottle at the bottom of the bed a few hours before we go in. It makes the bed so warm and I find it so much easier to drift off. Another thing which I just love is using a bit of my This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. I spray a bit of this on the pillows every night and it does really help.

4. No Social Media/Read/Films

 I find staying off social media for about an hour before bed can really help me get a better nights sleep. It is hard though, as I'm sure most people do I just alternate between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I never want to feel like I'm missing out on something. I think everyone gets a bit too addicted to it, not just me, so I try to have an hour or so where I just switch off and watch a film or TV program or read my book.

5. Hot Drinks 

I love a good cup of tea with a few biscuits. I say a few, I usually have like half the pack but anyway, I love settling down with a good TV show or film and having a hot drink. In winter I love a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, but if you want something a bit lighter, green tea is great. I love Clipper Teas Lime and Ginger Tea and I also love their Nettle & Peppermint Tea. I find green tea really just calms me and especially in autumn or winter if you feel a bit under the weather, these really help.

These are just a few of my tips, all simple, basic things but all of them do help me. What helps you sleep better?

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