Sleep Awareness week
Lively Living have shared their best tips to get a great night’s sleep.
1. Create a sleep schedule
Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and to allow to you stay asleep.
2. Avoid afternoon naps
Power napping may help you through the day, but if you find that you can’t fall asleep at night time, eliminating these naps will help you to fall and stay asleep.
3. Exercise daily
Anywhere from light to vigorous exercise will tire your body, allowing you to relax when you go to sleep. Your muscles have been well-worked and can relax easier in the evening.
4. Be smart about what you eat and drink
Eating or drinking caffeine and sugar, as well as having a large carb-loaded meal before bed will inhibit your ability to get a good sleep. Try having lighter meals and a cup of tea to assist your digestion.
5. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual
A relaxing, routine activity half an hour before sleep conducted away from bright lights, including computer or phone screens helps separate exciting or stressful activities from bedtime. Having a hot cup of tea and using Lively Living relaxation oils in a diffuser, will help you to wind down.