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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

4 WAYS TO GET A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP


Not getting those 8 hours of sleep? Feeling lacklustre and missing your get up & go? Here are my tips on how to establish a night time routine to get you back to your good ol' well rested self.

Wrap it up

There is nothing worse than getting ready for bed and knowing you still have a million and once things left to do on your list. Before you leave work, or pack up for the day, write a priorities list ready for tomorrow. Not only will this calm your mind and help you to realise that the mile long list is ok to wait for tomorrow, but it will also help you to close off the part of your brain dedicated to work. You're prepared for a productive tomorrow, so it's now time to relax.

Take 'me' time

Whether it's simply taking time removing your makeup or a full blown pamper routine, taking time for yourself does wonders for your mindset. How about a bath, or simply a cup of tea. Establish a night time ritual that will set you up for the perfects night sleep.  Practice it regularly and it will soon become a habit that your mind associates with the perfect nights sleep.

Technology Break

Granted, i'm not the best for this, but we all know that time away from that blue light of your phone is essential for a restful nights sleep. The benefits are supposed to come from staying away from technology at least an hour before bed. Take some time to pick up a new book, take that little bit more time on your skincare routine, anything to stop that continuous scrolling of Instagram and Twitter which you've read countless times before. *takes note*

Something comfy

Get yourself into something comfy, soft & sleepy. Pyjamas are my jam, and as soon as I get into them i'm ready for a good nights sleep. There are so many beautiful ones around these days you don't need to look like a grandma (although those are my personal favourite!). I'm also slightly odd and sleep with an eye mask and ear plugs-without fail- every.single.night. Without my comforts, I won't be getting those 8 hours!


How do you ensure a good night's sleep? Will you be taking on some of these tips?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I'm such a light sleeper that I do generally get up a few times during the night! A good book is a great way to get a good nights sleep x

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  2. Ear plugs and an eye mask have helped me so much with that, but I feel you!! I need to find a good book to read next, any suggestions? :)

    Katie xxx

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  3. I've started putting my phone down an hour before sleep time and have started picking up a book instead. I've found that I'm sleeping much better! Plus, I've rediscovered my love of reading in bed with a cup of tea!

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