I’m a bad sleeper… here are my FIVE tips to get a better nights sleep!
Hello friends! Fun fact, I’m a bad sleeper. No really. It’s rubbish! If you know the frustration of lying awake for hours and knowing you have to get up for work in the morning and how tired you will be and how dumb it is that you aren’t sleeping. Hello, me too! Or if you are a mum with sleeping babies and boom! Your brain decides to wake up even though you know you should be catching up on zzz’s, I’m right there with you! It’s annoying right?!
Which is why today I thought I would share my FIVE tips to get a better nights sleep! They might work for you, they might not, but either way, it’s worth a try!
Make your bed super cosy
First up, make your bed super cosy and comfortable. I’m talking new sheets, soft pyjamas, a hot water bottle and if you can, invest in a great mattress and pillows. Let’s be honest, a lack of sleep can be the bane of your life and if some new creature comforts give you even a little more sleep, then surely it’s worth it?! The smaller items can be picked up for less than £20 a pop and the bigger items might be worth considering buying on finance to stager the payments. Personally, I found a good mattress and topper to be a game changer and I’m obsessed with my Tempur Pillow.
Late night audio
This was a big one for me. I found it overwhelming lying in bed watching the minutes and hours tick by. Now what I do, is I reach for an airpod, plug in a soothing, slow paced podcast, put it on a low volume and listen until I fall asleep. I generally don’t get through an episode and if I do, it was a lot more interesting than lying in bed with my own thoughts in the dark.
Don’t shy away from pillow sprays, sleepy creams and soothing baths
I know people think this is a load of BS, but I’m a great believer in pillow sprays, sleep creams and soothing baths, Personally, I love This Works for creams and sprays and Aromatherapy Associates for their Deep Relax bath oils. SO GOOD!
Books, books, books
If podcasts and audiobooks aren’t your thing, then get yourself a good book and a soft reading light to lull yourself back to sleep. Tired eyes often equal a tired mind and when you feel that book dropping from your hand, it’s time to snuggle down.
Supplements & Sleepy teas
Finally, supplements and sleepy teas can be a game changer for promoting sleep. Personally, I avoid tea, coffee, green tea and peppermint tea late at night. The first three contain caffeine, the latter makes me want to pee, not the best when you are trying to sleep and it keeps making you get out of bed to dash to the loo. Instead focus on sleepy teas like chamomile or valerian, or a malt drink. As for supplements, I LOVE Rejuvenated’s H30, it’s designed to give you better skin, hair and nails while you sleep, but it also helps promote sleep. It’s all natural and I don’t know how it works, but it really does!
Ta da! There we have it! My I’m a bad sleeper… here are my FIVE tips to get a better nights sleep! post. I hope it’s of help! Let me know if you have any tips, also this post includes some gifted items and affiliate links.