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Improve Your Sleep: 4 Essential Tips for a Restful Night

April 29, 2024

Sleep is one of the most important things for our health and is necessary to allow us to face the day.

Pretty black lady fast asleep in comfy room with duvet over her head

Whether we’re going to work, having a chilled day or something else, getting enough sleep is super important.

If you’re tired, not only can you find you don’t do your tasks as well as you might otherwise, but it can also be detrimental to your physical and mental health.

People who don’t get enough sleep are more at risk of being obese and having other health issues, particularly as they age.

Yet, while we might need sleep, sometimes it’s hard to get there.

In this collaborative article, we take a look at some top tips for a good night’s sleep, from products for sleep to tips that can help; this should ensure you get enough shut-eye.

Wind down an Hour before bed.

With phones and screens being so accessible in every part of our daily lives, it’s very easy to remain connected all of the time.

Yet excessive exposure to bright screens is awful for our eyesight and brain health.

They also keep us awake and can make it very difficult to sleep.

Try to have a set wind-down routine at least an hour before bed, with soft lighting, a relaxing atmosphere and a limited (or no) amount of screen time.

This can help get you ready for sleep and make you feel much calmer and ready for bed.

Ensure your Bedroom is a sanctuary.

Your bedroom should be the place in your life where you feel most relaxed and comfortable.

It’s a place where you should enter and not want to leave.

To help you achieve this, pick a colour scheme that is relaxing and invest in high-quality bedding.

From your mattress to your duvet and pillows, you want a bedroom that’s made for sleeping and relaxing in. Pinterest has some great ideas for bedroom decor that you can choose from.

Eat Healthy and get enough Exercise.

The way we treat our bodies can have a real impact on our minds.

The more relaxed your mind is, the sooner you will go to sleep.

Try to eat as healthily as you can, get plenty of fruit and vegetables in your diet and drink eight glasses of water a day.

You could try relaxing exercises, too, such as yoga or pilates, which have been found to promote a calmer state of mind and help induce sleep.

These top tips should help make sure you get a good night’s sleep in no time at all.

Whether you completely change up your bedtime routine or just make a couple of small changes, it’s sure to help.

What are some top tips you like to follow to get enough sleep? Let us know in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you. 

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All  AskAwayHealth articles are written by practising Medical Practitioners on a wide range of healthcare conditions to provide evidence-based guidance and to help promote quality healthcare. 

The advice in our material is not meant to replace the management of your specific condition by a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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