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How To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep

With the current crisis disrupting our schedules and daily routines it’s only natural our sleeping patterns might be affected. Maybe the uncertainty of the pandemic keeps your mind racing at night or perhaps now you’ve no commute, you’ve been waking a little later. Either way, you’re not alone, but good quality sleep is essential for your mental wellbeing so read on for a better night’s rest, from tips on falling asleep to ways to sleep better.

Your Guide To Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

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A Blissful Bedroom

If you’re now working from home, it can be tempting to tackle emails from the comfort of your snug bed but avoid confusing work and rest for the best chance of peaceful sleep. Try and keep your workspace away from your bedroom and change out of pyjamas each day, even if you simply slip into just as comfy joggers. Turn your sleeping space into a sanctuary by regularly refreshing your bedding and digging out your softest sleepwear. Home fragrance, especially lavender, can help you fall into a slumber speedily too.

A Regular Routine

Try and stick to a routine, both for bedtime and waking up. It’s easy to disrupt your sleep quality by taking naps now that you have more free time, but be mindful of how this might affect how you sleep at night. One of the best known, hardest to follow tips to fall asleep is to try and take a break from tech around two hours before bedtime and if you can’t stop scrolling, at least lower the brightness of your devices screen. If you struggle to switch off then a warm bath before bed can help your body to unwind.

Wake Up Refreshed

Set an alarm and stick to it, that’s right, no hitting snooze! Your body will naturally become tuned to wake at a certain time making getting out of bed much easier. Open your blinds and curtains to let natural light in and make your bed ready for that evening. Try and give yourself a small amount of free time each morning to do a short at-home workout or meditation routine before a fulfilling breakfast.

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Jodie Spragg
Style Editor
27/04/2020
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