We all know that sleep is pretty important, right? It can totally dictate how your following day goes and effect your mood, productivity and mental wellbeing. I’ve certainly been guilty of being totally unbearable to be around after a bad night’s sleep. I do, however, aim to get around eight hours of beauty sleep each night to recharge my batteries.
Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done. Especially right now in England as temperatures are rising making it super uncomfortable to drift into a dreamy slumber. I’ve teamed up with Tempur® who have a range of products all to help give you a better night’s sleep. They are the experts when it comes to getting 40 winks and have created a great guide filled with invaluable advice on getting a better night’s sleep.
I’ve also compiled a list of seven of my top tips on how I try and drift off to dreamland:
This is one of the main changes I’ve made to my bedtime routine that I’ve found so effective. As a blogger it’s hard to keep off my phone, I’m forever checking social media and my e-mails. I’ve found that switching off about an hour before your bedtime makes so much of a difference. Avoiding the bright lights of your phone or laptop gives your eyes and mind a chance to wind down.
Keep to a Routine
I really like to keep to a routine when it comes to bedtime. I usually head up to bed around 10 pm and start my evening skincare routine before relaxing with a book. Sticking to an actual bedtime makes it easier to drop off and also helps get your recommended six to eight hours of sleep.
Invest in a comfortable mattress & pillows
Comfort is always key to a good night’s sleep. Tempur® offers a range of different pressure-relieving mattress’ and pillows products with a comfortable night’s sleep in mind. Investing in a decent mattress is so important as you’ll be sleeping on it for the next five to ten years. The Tempur® products are actually recognised by NASA as Tempur® materials were used in the 1970’s to send astronauts into space in comfort. How insanely cool is that? The materials conform to your body giving you the perfect fit.
Essential Oils and Sleep Sprays
I know essential oils aren’t for everyone but I use my Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist on a regular basis. The mist has extracts of lavender and jasmine which I find helps me fall asleep. I actually also find the scent quite comforting. There are many different oils and sprays that you can purchase but at the moment, this Neom one is a favourite of mine.
This is a pretty obvious point but exercise will help you sleep. Whether it’s just staying active throughout the day or heading for a gym session will help your sleep quality. Avoid late night workouts though as the boost in energy and body temperature will make it difficult to wind down before bed.
The Perfect Environment
I’m a firm believer that your environment can really affect your mind and your sleep. Where you are sleeping should be a comfortable environment which you can relax and spend your downtime in. Getting your room to the perfect temperature is also really important. As it’s been pretty hot recently, I’ve been using a fan to cool down my room and make it a little more comfortable. I have also recently invested in a Lumie lamp which gradually decreases and increases the room’s lighting. This makes drifting off and waking up a little more easier.
Don’t Eat Before Bed
I’ve never been one for eating late on a night but having a full tummy will not help get a good night’s sleep. Even after a night out, I try and avoid the takeaway on the way home as I only end up with heartburn!
Do you have any more tips on how to get a good night’s sleep?
*This post is in conjunction with Tempur® but all thoughts are my own