Sometimes it can be hard to get to sleep, tossing and turning all night, then waking up feeling exhausted.
I have put together my best tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.
- stick to a sleep schedule: Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, even on weekends, can help your body get into a routine. Make sure that you’re getting between 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Eg, going to sleep at 10pm and waking up at 6am every morning. Remember, consistency is key for the body to establish a routine.
- Pay attention to what you eat and drink: make sure you are not going to bed hungry or too full and avoid eating large meals within two hours of going to bed. It is also important to note that caffeine and alcohol can also effect the quality of your sleep
- Create a relaxing environment: A cool, dark and quiet room is important for a good sleep. Doing relaxing activities before bed, like taking a bath or some light stretching, may help to promote better sleep.
- Use Magnesium: It can help your brain and body to relax. Magnesium can help to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Did you know that applying magnesium to the skin is the most effective way for the body to absorb the benefits? It is also a key ingredient in our Muscle Recovery Spray – simply spray on your tummy before going to bed and experience the benefits of a better night sleep.
- Avoid daytime naps if you can: long daytime naps can interfere with night-time sleep. If you must nap, make sure that it is earlier in the day, and no more than an hour long.
- Include exercise in your daily routine: regular workouts can promote better sleep. However, avoid working our too close to going to bed. Spending time outside during the day may also be helpful
- Try to keep stress to a minimum: A great tip if you are going to bed with something on your mind is to write it down and set it aside for the next day. Meditation and relaxation before bed can also help.
BONUS TIP: organise yourself for the next day before going to bed (like putting your clothes out or make your lunch the night before).
It is normal for everyone to experience an occasional sleepless night. However, if you are struggling to sleep for an ongoing period, make sure you contact your GP.
Sweet dreams, Andrea xx