How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep | Style & Life by Susana

“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

We all know how it feels when we lack sleep. We are low on energy and just can’t seem to shake that brain fog that follows us around all day.

Sometimes, even if we make the effort to go to bed early, we might find that we find it difficult to fall asleep, or we wake up during the night again and again.

Over time, a lack of sleep can lead to stress and make us more prone to picking up illnesses. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to get a good night’s sleep, this guide gives you some practical tips to try now.

How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep | Style & Life by Susana

Bedtime Routine

Do you find yourself switching off the TV and going straight to bed? Or, do you lie and look at your phone for a while before you settle down to sleep?

Well, that could be having an effect of your ability to get restful sleep! If you have trouble sleeping, try a bed time routine where you have no screens in your bedroom, and you don’t look at them for half an hour before going to bed.

Other things to incorporate into your bedtime routine might be a relaxing bath with essential oils such as lavender, a warm milky drink, or even try meditation to help clear your mind of any stress that has accumulated from your day.

Make Your Room Relaxing

Try to keep your bedroom an area that is easy to relax in. Clutter-free surfaces, calming colour tones and warm lighting all help to create an ambience that helps you to relax.

The temperature of your bedroom can also affect how well you sleep, so open a window slightly to allow fresh air to circulate if it is too warm.

Your Bed

One reason why you might not be getting a good night’s sleep could be due to your mattress.

It is recommended that you change your mattress every 7 to 10 years.

There are different mattresses you can buy, such as ones with a firmer feel or softer, depending on what is most comfortable for you.

If you are not sure what you would like the most, you could read a mattress buying guide to help find the right one for you.

How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep | Style & Life by Susana

Stress

We all face stress in our lives, and it is one of the most significant things that can affect a person’s well-being and ability to get a good night’s sleep.

If you find you are in bed each night worrying or going over the events of the day, you might need some help to reduce the stress in your daily life.

While we might not feel like we have a choice when dealing with stress, there are ways to reduce its effects.

Look at what areas are causing you the most pressure and see what small changes you can make.

Small changes can make a big difference, and you will begin to feel more relaxed at night time.

Getting good quality sleep keeps us fit, healthy and full of energy to help us enjoy the challenges of the day.

Make the changes you need to help you get a good night’s sleep, and you will notice a positive difference in your life!