Friday, 21 August 2015

Three night time tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

I cannot begin to express how many of my clients have issues when it comes to sleep. Nearly every person I speak to has some difficulty whether it is falling asleep, staying asleep or waking feeling like adequate sleep was not achieved. There is so much that can be done to improve sleeping habits and sometimes the simplest change can make a huge difference. Here are 3 of the most important habits to get in to if you want a restful and refreshing night’s sleep.

1.       Turn off electronic appliances such as computers, TV and mobile phones at least 30 minutes before bed. These all stimulate the brain making you all wired so that falling asleep and staying asleep is near impossible.

2.       Do something you find relaxing such as taking a bath, writing in a journal or doing some deep breathing or meditation before bed to help you wind down. Make this a nightly ritual so your body knows it’s time to go to sleep after this task has been performed.

3.       Make sure your room is conducive to a good night’s sleep. Reduce noise, reduce light, maximise comfort and have a comfortable temperature.

You can also start your day with a quick in bed meditation to help you feel energised and take on the day!