How do you perfect a good night’s sleep? We know how important it is and how much it can affect the next day, but sometimes it’s not that simple to achieve. If you find yourself tossing and turning a lot throughout the night it could be down to what you’re doing before you hop into bed, or your sleeping conditions.
Here are some top tips to try and get that perfect night’s sleep:
Even during the day, temperature can have a major impact on our mood and how well we function. It’s no different during the night. Experts say the ideal room temperature for a good night’s sleep is 29° under your covers. So make sure the aircon is set well before you get into bed.
Food and drink
We’re all guilty of that late night snack or that extra sugary desert before bed. Whether you’re surprised or not, it could be the reason you’re not getting to sleep. Tea, coffee and soft drinks should be avoided after 2pm and, unfortunately, you also need to watch what you eat. Eating within three hours of lying down doesn’t give your body the time it needs to digest. If your stomach really can’t stop grumbling, try eating a light snack like a banana or a small bowl of yoghurt.
Turn off your phone
Your phone lets off a ‘blue’ light that can disrupt your body’s internal clock. So instead of taking your phone to the bedroom, disconnect an hour before and leave it in another room. This will also make sure it’s out of reach when you feel like some late night sleepless surfing!
This might sound obvious, but lighting can have a major effect on how well you sleep. For the most effective zzz’s, make sure your bedroom is dark. Do your best to eliminate light from globes, windows, clock faces and computer lights. You’ll wake up happier from a good night’s sleep and a cheaper electricity bill!
Greywing wants nothing more than for you to have a great tomorrow. So why not try some of these tips and see how well you can perfect that good night’s sleep.
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