How To Sleep better - National Bed Month

How To Sleep better - National Bed Month

March is National Bed Month and what better time it is to review the way you sleep and your bedroom environment. We all love to sleep but most of us overlook the importance of actually having 8 hours of sleep each night.

Leading a demanding lifestyle with trying to balance work, social life and your fitness level as well as adding the combination of stimulants like caffeine, energy drinks, alarm clocks can have a number of effects on your body and mental state. At times, you could be so exhausted that you would find it difficult to simply switch off and disconnect from your hectic day resulting in a lack of sleep.

That being said, lack of sleep can cause a number of symptoms such as developing cold like symptoms, muscle aches, loss of ability to speak correctly and focus as a result affecting your performance during the day. To help you unwind and relax, our Wellbeing Expert Julie Whitehead shares some tips on how to relax and prepare yourself for bed so you can have a good night’s sleep that you’ve been dreaming about.

  • At least an hour before bed start to wind down by not looking at phones and e-mails or watching highly active or violent films. The blue light from devices prevents the release of the sleep hormone Melatonin so never charge your phone in your bedroom, this will also help you disconnect from work and help refresh your mind when you wake up.

  • Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Prepare your space by burning Relax Room Fragrance or Relax Candle to experience the gentle and relaxing powers of West Indian Bay, Geranium and Myrrh essential oils; and play some soothing relaxing music while you are getting ready for bed.

  • Prepare a hot bath with Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, this bedtime indulgent treat will allow you to experience a tranquil and relaxing night’s sleep. If you suffer with an overactive mind or insomnia your best night’s sleep your best night’s sleep is guaranteed with Deep Relax.

  • Sipping a milky drink or herby tea such as Camomile or Valerian will help to relax your muscles and your mind, preparing it to switch off for the night.

  • When lying in bed, focus on taking some long, slow, smooth, deep breaths. Imagine breathing from the crown of your head, into your abdomen and then exhale down your legs and out of the soles of your feet. Releasing and relaxing further with each breath you take. 

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