Quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body. But not all of us sleep well and insomnia actually affects one third of us at some point in our lives. Anyone who has suffered with insomnia knows that it’s no laughing matter. Everything seems worse when you haven’t slept well. Below are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
Put all technology, phones, laptops etc away an hour before bed. The brightness of the screen affects you nodding off as well as the content stimulating your brain.
Enjoy a relaxing routine each night. Do things such as meditation, writing in a journal or listening to music, that will begin to wind your body and mind down before getting into bed. Lavender oil is very calming so you could try including this in your routine.
Eat something before bed that will help produce the calming neurotransmitter serotonin. An ideal snack would be half a banana and some cashew nuts. This combination will give you a range of the vitamins and minerals you need to feel calm enough to drift off to sleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
Drink a glass of tart cherry juice before bed. It stimulates the body’s own production of melatonin, our sleep hormone, that makes us feel sleepy enough to fall and stay asleep.
Try chamomile or valerian tea. They relax the body and get it ready for a good night’s sleep.
Try these tips for getting a good night’s sleep and let me know how you get on in the comments section below.