Maintaining a healthy sleep routine is essential for both your physical and mental health. Getting less than eight hours can inevitably make you grumpy, tired and less focused. While many choose to burn the midnight oil when it comes to work or entertainment, we’d love to see all our readers benefitting from a healthy night’s rest. We’ve put together these sleep tips to help you wake up bright and refreshed, ready for the day!
While our favourite devices are a great way to binge watch our favourite shows and keep in touch with friends, artificial light can increase time spent tossing and turning. Unsurprisingly, artificial light tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime preventing the production of melatonin in the brain. A great way to get to sleep faster and maintain a higher quality of sleep is by turning off those screens an hour or two before bed. Replace the smartphone with a book or a chat with a partner or friend.
Waking up in the middle of the night sucks! When you’re not resting in the right temperature, it can be difficult to fully recharge. Maintaining the right temperature for your body is essential for getting a good night’s rest. This is why we recommend most people turn down the temperature a little before sleep, as the body prefers to rest at a slightly cooler temperature. Make sure to keep high-quality bedding to top off that perfect night’s sleep!
Make sure to eat a healthy diet and avoid sugars before bedtime. A caffeine-free tea or a bedtime smoothie (see next blog for recipe) can be a great way to help that nighttime hunger! Include balanced amounts of good fats, protein and carbs. The amino acid tryptophan is a good food to eat as it is used as the building block of sleep hormones.
While there are many great ways to improve sleep some people still struggle to get their eight hours a night. For those who still find themselves tossing and turning despite following the tips above, Complete Me Life’s Sleeping Beauty supplement could help. It contains magnesium which helps regulate neurotransmitters and calms your nervous system, zinc that helps maintain cognition and produce serotonin, chamomile which helps to reduce brain activity and has a calming effect on the nervous system along with B3, B6 and 5HTP which helps fight anxiety and promote sleep.
Ready for a good night’s sleep? We hope this helped. Sweet dreams!