We all know how important it is to have a good night’s sleep to ensure we are at tip-top condition and make the most of the following day, however it is easier said than done.
I will be the first to put my hands up in the air and confess that although I love sleeping – I really do – I don’t sleep as much as I should and would like to, as I find life far too exciting and my to-do list doesn’t seem to get any shorter. Once I am in bed, I fall asleep straight away, but it takes me ages to make my way to the bedroom.
This has to end as I am constantly tired and it could all be changed by following a few simple steps. I have put together my top tips for a great night’s sleep, a note to self. I will be trying my very best to follow my own tips and start going to bed earlier each night.
Top 3 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep:
1. Wind Down Before Bedtime:
Somehow I suddenly remember about what needs to be done at around 11pm each day, then I start rushing around and don’t go to bed until very late. However I will be switching off electronics, such as TV, laptop and mobile phone, and try to wind down before bedtime by having a warm bath, reading a book or listening to some quiet music.
2. Regular Bedtime:
I already wake up at the same time as I need to get ready for work, my alarm goes off at 7am each morning, but I usually go to bed anytime between midnight and 2am. I don’t get enough sleep but I could by setting a regular bedtime and going to bed the same time every night. Ideally I would be going to bed at 11pm as sticking to a bedtime routine helps to programme your body to sleep better.
It is important that your mattress, pillow and bedding give you the right support. A good quality mattress promotes deeper, more refreshing sleep, as it gives you better supporting. Our mattress is seven years old so we will be looking into buying a new mattress that is supportive and comfortable at the same time. The right mattress with the right divan base or bedset can mean the difference between sweet dreams and sleep deprivation.