3 ways to get better quality sleep
If you have good quality sleep you’ll find it easier to be a morning person.
In the dark winter months, it’s hard to wake up feeling ready for the day.
If you wake up feeling tired you are not alone.
There are two reasons this could be.
- You’re not getting enough sleep.
- You’re not getting enough quality sleep.
Whatever people come to see me for, they often want to sort out their sleep as well. It’s also one of the first things to improve and is a sign the body is healing itself.
3 tips for better quality sleep
- Don’t have any caffeine after 2pm.
Recent studies show that caffeine interferes with quality of sleep in most people. Tea, green tea and chocolate also count as caffeine.
- Make your bedroom calm.
Charge your phone outside of the bedroom if you can, and use a regular alarm clock instead. Blue light keeps your brain alert when you know you should relax and wind down. [Related post: the gift of circadian rhythms]
- Use herbs and oils to help you relax.
Have a shower or bath with relaxing oils such as lavender. There are lots of bedtime teas to choose from. Drink them through the evening and not just last thing before going to bed.
Simple changes make a difference over time.
You probably have a busy life and a long to-do list.
When you look after your sleep you’ll get more out of your day.
It takes time to create new habits so start with one thing, and try to build it alongside an existing habit.
Calming routines at the start and end of your day can have a big impact on your overall well-being.
If you feel you could use a little help to get your sleep back on track, please feel free to get in touch.