ZZZZZ... Tips For A Great Night's Sleep

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep there are times when it can be hard to drift off. We've all been there, wide-eyed at 2am, silently panicking that time is running out before the alarm goes off. Most people will experience insomnia at some point in their life but there are ways to help prepare yourself for a great night's sleep. Here are five tips to help ensure you get a great night's sleep. Sleep tight! 

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It sounds obvious but taking some time to properly relax is a great way to prepare yourself for the night ahead. Simple breathing exercises, meditation, listening to calming music, hypnosis for relaxation and reading are all great ways to get your body and mind to relax. When you lying down, this is an act of conserving energy in itself so when sleep just won't come, stay calm by reminding yourself that actually, you are still resting. 

Reduce Screen time... 
Looking at screens such as phones, televisions and laptops at bedtime can interfere with our sleep as the light emanating from the devices is activating to the brain. Try switching them for a good book instead.

Reduce Clutter... 
Clearing your external environment can help clear your mind so try and keep your bedroom free from clutter. Make your bedroom into a little haven with a just a few things that bring you happiness such as a scented candle, a photo of your children, a plant and a lamp for example. You can also check out these tips for creating a bedroom haven

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Be Comfortable... 
We spend one third of our lives asleep and so you want to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Invest in a new mattress or mattress topper if you can and you'll be amazed at how the quality of your sleep improves.  Fresh and soft sheets like these from Julian Charles are another way to ensure a comfortable and relaxing night's sleep. 

Routine, Routine, Routine...
Human beings are creatures of habit and so one of the best ways so help yourself fall asleep is to set yourself a bedtime and stick to it. Lot's of late nights can disrupt your body clock and prevent you from getting into a deep sleep. 

Do you have any tips and ideas for ensuring a great night's sleep? I'd love to hear them. 

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