Let’s be honest, there aren’t enough hours in the day to see friends, be active, have a productive work day, cook healthy meals and get eight hours sleep. Anyone who manages to achieve all of this and have a smile on their face must either have a 24 hour IV drip of caffeine or be clocking life.
For the rest of us struggling to make the most of the day, it’s usually because we are functioning on only a little bit of sleep. Being well rested is key to balancing the rest of your life, so we’ve put together some quick tips to help you 😴 like a pro.
Chamomile tea: Herbal teas have magical abilities in our opinion and picking the right one can be the difference between you drifting off to sleep and having enough energy to run a marathon. Chamomile tea has extracts that help calm your body down, making it the perfect addition to your pre-bed routine.
Switch off your devices: No more stalking your ex on Instagram or watching YouTube before bed. Playing on your phone keeps your brain stimulated and will prolong your body from realising it is time for sleep.
Sleeping masks: For some of us, any excess light causes our brain to struggle from switching off. Sleeping masks help emulate the perfect sleeping conditions by blacking the area around you.
Earlier bed time: If you’re someone who takes an hour to wind down, put yourself to be an hour earlier than you want to go to sleep. Be conscious of what time you have to get up, a 5am start to the day is going to be hard if you’re getting into bed at 11pm each night. Goodbye functioning brain and productivity, hello caffeine.
Have a hot bath/shower: Warming up your body and then letting it drop down to room temperature can help slow your metabolism and encourage your body to enter “sleep mode”. Plus, there aren’t many things better than snuggling into bed after a hot shower.
How do you get to sleep if you’re having a restless night?