The Wellbeing Hub: How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Wondering how to get a good night’s sleep? It’s so important for your physical and mental health, which is why we’ve found some useful tips.

Of course, we’re all different, and some people can function better with less sleep than others…

But! That doesn’t mean you can’t follow these steps to get a comfortable, cosy sleep in your accommodation.

So, let’s take a look at our 8 top tips on how to get a good night’s sleep -hurrah!

1.   Reduce Blue Light Exposure In The Evening

If you’re not sure what blue light exposure is, let us enlighten you with some info!

The largest form of blue light is sunlight, but LED light, smartphones, tablet screens and computer monitors also count.

So basically what we’re saying is, try to limit the time you spend on your phone/TV before bedtime – it’ll make a difference, we promise!

Even if that means turning off your TV or moving your phone away from you for 30 minutes before bed, it’ll make all the difference.

Most smartphones have a bedtime function where you can put your phone in do not disturb, that way you won’t get distracted with notifications!

2.   Limit Caffeine

We’d advise you to limit caffeine before bedtime, for obvious reasons of course!

Caffeine can affect people differently but having a cup of coffee at 11 pm isn’t exactly going to help you drift off soundly.

Opt for something like a nice milky hot chocolate, or even hot milk if you want to get a bit retro.

My mum’s advice when I struggle to sleep is to “get a hot milky drink” so take her advice okay? She knows her stuff!

3.  Limit Naps

Okay, so I am a big fan of naps, but something I’ve learnt is to limit the amount you have throughout the day.

Purely because if you’re napping throughout the day, you’re naturally going to struggle to fall asleep.

Even if you’ve got a day off and fancy it, it’s probably best to avoid it, because it could really mess up your sleeping pattern!

We’re not saying to NEVER nap, we’re just saying to try and limit them as much as you can (because we do understand that naps are LIFE.)

4.  Establish Bedtime Routine

Establishing a proper bedtime routine is really important and can help you get a decent night’s sleep.

If you’re still wondering how to get a good night’s sleep, we’d recommend going to sleep and waking up at a similar time.

Us humans are creatures of habit, and if we go to bed at a reasonable time every evening we’re bound to wake up much easier in the morning!

Make sure you get nice and cosy and create a restful environment (which we’ll touch on later) to make sure you’re extra comfy.

5.   Don’t Eat Heavy At Night

We get that sometimes this point can’t really be avoided (if you’re having a late-night tea) but try to be wise about what you eat and when.

Without getting too sciencey, when we eat late at night, the muscles that digest our food have to keep working when they’re resting.

Because of this, you’re going to struggle to fall asleep and become restless – which will result in a rubbish night’s sleep.

Of course, we’ll make the odd exception for a cheeky late-night takeaway now and then, but don’t make a habit of it peeps.

6.  De-stress

For those still wondering how to get a good night’s sleep, it’s worth trying to de-stress first before you drift off.

Now, we know that’s way easier said than done, but there are a few things you can do to feel more relaxed and calm.

Whether it’s putting your phone in aeroplane mode and dimming the lights or getting lost in your favourite book.

For those who are really struggling to relax, we’d recommend getting some lavender spray (tried and tested by us!)

Just spray a bit on your pillow, sink into your bed and get a nice comfy night’s sleep, it works, we promise!

7.   Don’t Clock Watch!

The worst thing you can do when trying to fall asleep is clock watch, and we’re all guilty of it aren’t we?

You can’t get comfy, you look at the time, and that makes you even more frustrated because it’s so late!

That’s the worse thing you can do though because once you’ve done that, you’re going to keep wanting to check the time.

Make sure you keep your phone away from you, and any clocks out of sight if you’re guilty of checking the clock all the time.

I know this is a bit of a strict rule, but it’s only because we know how disruptive it is to keep constantly checking the time!

8.  Create A Restful Environment

Having a restful environment is the key to a good night’s sleep, and luckily our cosy accommodation is super comfy!

Make sure you’ve got some comfy bed sheets and pillows and the perfect environment for you to drift off soundly.

Whether that’s dimmed lights, total darkness or a podcast playing in the background – you do you!

We hope you found this wellbeing hub useful, a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for our health and it can really make a difference to our day. So, with that being said, get nice and cosy, snuggle in your bed and get ready to have the best night’s sleep ever! Wondering how to achieve the best work/life balance? Check out our blog here.

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