Do you struggle to get to sleep? Tossing and turning back and forth trying to find the most comfortable position only to end up lying there for what feels like hours before finally dozing off. It’s a problem that many people grin and bear but it doesn’t have to be, getting your body into the correct sleeping routine isn’t as difficult as it may seem – simply follow some of these methods to help improve your quality of sleep.
1. Hot Bath
Something as simple as having a hot bath or shower can have a positive, relaxing impact on how well you sleep at night, just make sure you enjoy your soak in the tub at least two hours before you plan on going to bed. A hot bath will also help to create a calm atmosphere, helping you to naturally drift off to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
Many people don’t know this but the scent of Lavender is proven to help you sleep better. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath or on your pillow and you’ll be out like a light (and smell lovely too)!
3. Mattress Toppers
It goes without saying that the surface you sleep on is quite literally the bedrock of a good night’s sleep. If your mattress is in need of an added layer of comfort, invest in a mattress topper to soften the surface as well as give your body support to help ensure you wake up without any aches and pains.
4. Dark, Cool and Quiet
Although it may seem obvious, a dark, cool and quiet room is another key influencing factor in the quality of shut-eye you get every night. Leave a window slightly ajar and keep your room completely dark by turning off all lights, including the TV as even the smallest of LED lights can disturb your sleep.
5. Warm Milk
Enjoy a warm glass of milk approximately an hour before bedtime to help your body and mind drift into a more relaxed state. A useful tip is to add a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your drink to give it an added sleep-enhancing effect. You should always finish your drink at least an hour before hitting the hay as drinking too close to bedtime can cause you to wake up during the night.
We hope that you find these sleep tips useful and that they allow you to maintain a healthy sleeping routine as well as a more energetic lifestyle!