Do you wish you could wake up feeling more refreshed? It could be as simple as making some changes to your routine before bed. Try these tips to wind down and get into bed ready to sleep soundly!
Get ready for tomorrow
Start by writing down any important tasks you need to do tomorrow or getting your clothes ready for the next day. Writing little reminders to yourself and preparing things the night before reduces the chance that you’ll be lying in bed thinking about them.
A few minutes spent stretching and focusing on your breathing can help to increase the flow of blood to your muscles, which can help with your body’s recovery. Stretching can be good for reducing some of the tension that builds up naturally during the day.
Have a cup of tea
When you’re trying to prepare your body for sleep, it might be a good idea to skip the coffee (or alcohol, if you drink it) and have a cup of tea instead. Remember that coffee is a stimulant, so it can actually make you feel more awake. Coffee is more than just a warm drink, there are lots of other ways coffee affects your body. If you like to have a warm drink in the evening, try a calming herbal tea such as chamomile or passion fruit. We like adding a spoonful of honey to ours.
Who doesn’t love getting into their pyjamas? Once you put them on, don’t you just feel so much more comfortable and at ease? You want to be as comfy as possible when you’re trying to sleep, so put on something that won’t make you feel too hot, and that isn’t going to get tangled up if you roll over at night!
Quiet your mind
How you do this is totally up to you, but something I can’t recommend enough is putting down your electronics. Technology can actually affect your ability to fall asleep by keeping your brain active. Try some light meditation or spend some time reading instead.