HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
I am by no means a sleep expert, but after years of late and sleepless nights I am now able to competently get a good nights sleep, whatever the circumstances! This is thanks to implementing at least two (or all) of the following tips every single night.
Tidy up your kitchen, turn the dishwasher on, make sure you’ve picked up around the house to clear your mind. In addition to this, prepare your space for the next day, lay out your clothing and make your to-do list if you need to. Doing these steps will ease your mind! This is my number one, most important step that I do every single evening without fail, and wherever I am sleeping.
Have A Shower
If you have the time, have a warm shower before bed, a shower is proven to wake you up in the morning, but also helps to produce melatonin in the evening!
A natural remedy that induces relaxation and sleep. Use some lavender soap in the shower, drop some lavender oil on your pillow or even just lathering your hands with lavender hand cream does the trick! Lush has a great ‘sleepy time’ range with all sorts that will help you drift off.
Turn Off Early
It’s an obvious one, but a hard one! If you’re aiming to be asleep by 10pm then turn Netflix off by 9pm! Don’t try to cram in an extra episode until 10, only to then need to go to the bathroom, drink some water, and then tossing and turning for a while only to fall asleep at 10.45pm. Make sure to turn off early to ensure a ‘buffer’ time.
A fairly recent discovery for me last year, search ASMR for sleep on YouTube if you really do struggle with falling to sleep. ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. It describes a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that can come over someone when he or she views or hears certain sounds. Even random tapping, whispering or the sight of a slow flickering light can make you so relaxed that you will drift right off to sleep. It’s not for everyone, but if you really struggle with sleep, give it a go!