Have a Good Night’s Sleep
Editor Natasha Nkantu
We have been told all our lives that sleep is important. You may have even felt the consequences of not getting enough sleep: lack of concentration, irritability or even migraines. Here are our tops tips on getting a good nights sleeps:
Get a new mattress– It is recommended that you change your mattress every eight years. If your bed is more than eight years old, is uncomfortable and leaves you achy then it’s time to change your bed.
Deco– Having a bedroom with calming earth colours or light greens instantly can instantly relax you.
Tidy up– It also helps to have a room that is clutter free. ‘A clear room is a clear mind’.
Turn off electronics– A dark, quiet, still and peaceful room allows you to sleep so get rid of the distractions such as lap tops and TV’s that are turned on.
Routine– Stick to a routine by going to bed around the same time each night and waking up at the same time.
Natural scents– Spray a little lavender on your pillow. Lavender has calming properties.
No late meals– Don’t eat a heavy meal before you go to bed. Slow releasing carbs which increase the calming brain chemical serotonin are wholemeal breads, brown pastas and grains.
Exercise– Going to the gym or doing physical exercise can help you feel tired and you may find it easier to fall asleep.
Relax– A nice calming massage or long bath before bed can help relax you.
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