Sleep is an essential part of life however it is also a commodity which far too many of us take for granted every single day. Getting enough sleep each and every night is crucial for our health and ensuring that our body can rest and recoup. If you feel as if you aren’t getting enough sleep every night and you need a helping hand, here are some easy ways to get a better night’s sleep each and every night.
Turn off the lights
If you don’t remember biology class too well, you might not realize that our eyes are made up of cone cells and rod cells. These cells account for us seeing colour and us seeing light. When it is dark these cells shut down and this is why we feel tired and are able to fall asleep more easily. But if you always have bright lights on before going to sleep your eyes will struggle to relax. This is why switching off the lights and opting for candles or a lamp is much better and will allow you to get ready for a restful slumber.
Switch off the screens
Phone, TV, Tablet… it’s all great to have in the evenings. However the activity of looking at these screens all of the time is keeping our brain awake and it makes it hard for us to relax. Ideally, an hour before bed you will want to shut down all technology and have some reading time or a chat with your partner instead. This will give your body chance to relax and get ready for sleep.
Get better bedding
The bed and bedding you have will always have an impact on your sleep. Whether you have a firm or soft mattress, firm pillows and a thick duvet will determine how well you sleep because it will determine how comfortable you are. Think about looking for Chiropedic bedding to support your back in sleep and look for medium pillows which allow for comfort without your head sinking straight through it. All of these things will make a difference.
Use lavender oil
Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years and have helped with a number of health issues. One of the things it can really help with is your sleep. Lavender oil diluted with some water in a spray bottle can be just what you need to spray on your pillow before you go to sleep. It will help the body relax and allow you to sleep soundly.
Drink mint tea
Whether you like drinking before bed or not, there is a lot to be said for enjoying a refreshing cup of peppermint tea after a long day. Peppermint is a great way to make us feel more relaxed and it can be the perfect brew to enjoy before we go to bed for the night. Think about having a cup about an hour before bed to give your body the chance to soak up all that goodness.
Hope these help!