In Need Of A Good Night's Sleep?

Hey loves, this is a collaborative post (not written by me). 

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If you're not sleeping well right now, you're not alone. Many people are suffering from anxiety or stress due to coronavirus and are worrying about their jobs, money, family members, catching the virus and the uncertainty of what will happen over the next couple of months. However, right now, to fight and avoid this virus, it's important to be as healthy as you can be and sleep is so important for your health. If you're struggling to get a decent night's sleep right now, here are some tips to help you.

Stay in a good sleep routine.

While it can be difficult if you're not working right now or some days you're working from home so can sleep in longer than other days, if you want to sleep well every night then it's really important to get in sync with your body's natural sleep-wake cycle and try to keep to this. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day and avoid sleeping in—even on weekends. If you can do this, you'll soon find that you feel much more refreshed and energized.

Use a Sleep App

Sleep apps can wake you up naturally when you're in your lightest sleep, which helps you to wake up feeling fresh instead of an alarm, making you jump and leaving you feeling groggy. Sleep apps are also really useful for data too as they show you how much sleep you have and what your sleep patterns are

Wind down and clear your head

It's important to deal with your stress before you go to bed. Try having a bath or reading a book to prepare your mind for sleep. Getting into a good bedtime routine and freeing your mind will really help you to sleep well. Try a relaxation technique, dimming the lights and listening to soft music or an audiobook, or click here to find out more about CBD and how this can help you to relax.

Avoid bright screens

Try to avoid bright screens before you go to bed. The blue light emitted by your phone, tablet or computer is not good for sleep, and neither is a lot of the material you are taking in on these devices either. If you want to read, read a book but try to avoid screens as much as you can. If you must use a screen, then use a device with a smaller screen and turn the brightness down.

Turn off the TV

Many people believe that watching television in bed helps them to relax. However, again the light from the TV is no good for sleep, and it suppresses melatonin which is the hormone you need to go to sleep. Also, just like with using your phone or laptop before bed, the content is usually stimulating rather than relaxing, which won't help. Try listening to relaxing music or audiobooks instead.

Exercise during the day

People who exercise regularly sleep better at night and they feel more alert and energized during the day. You don't need to do a lot, simply start with a ten minute home work out each day and see if you notice a difference.

Thanks for reading, 
Leah xoxo

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

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