Let’s Talk About SLEEP

Signs of lack of sleep , why sleep is important & how to improve it.

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Are you feeling sleepy or tired today?

Here are some signs you may need more sleep:

  1. ‘Zoning out” during the day at work
  2. Excessive blinking or yawning
  3. Tripping or stumbling more than normal
  4. Feeling sluggish

WHY is sleep so important???

  • It is essential for survival
  • it Regulates mental and emotional health
  • it keeps your immune system strong
  • It supports physical health and recovery
  • it enhances productivity
  • Helps you stay alert and function highly
  • helps you recover from each day especially if you’ve been killing yourself in the gym
  • It is important for your brain function!
  • It allows you to consolidate memories 🙂

Ultimately getting a good nights sleep should be an number one priority of yourself and part of yours daily routine!

I’m not gonna lie, I love sleeping in ! Most adults need between 7-9 Hours of good quality sleep every night!!!

If you are having trouble falling Asleep at night you might like to try these things:

  • avoid your phone, computer, iPad or TV an hour before trying to fall asleep (I suggest you read a book instead)
  • Try some natural calming drops on your pillow like lavender
  • Don’t drink caffeine past 1pm each day
  • Lower the room temperature in your room. Your body temperature changes as you fall asleep. Core temperature decreases. If your room is too warm you might have a hard time sleeping.
  • Establish a regular sleeping routine
  • Get some daylight during the day (get some sun when the sun is out!)
  • Try meditation and mindfulness if you find it hard to switch off at night. ( I find that writing my to do list for the next day helps me feel less anxious when I’m trying to fall asleep).
  • Don’t look at the clock, especially if you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • Avoid napping during the day, especially in the late afternoon.
  • Listen to relaxing music. (I have found the calm app and the track “Blue Gold” to be very helpful in helping me drift off to sleep when I’m having trouble).
  • Exercise during the day.
  • Make your bed comfortable and your pillow
  • Try drinking a soothing beverage like Sleepy Time tea or camomile tea.
  • Visualise things that make you happy
  • Try sleep enhancing supplements such as: magnesium, melatonin, 5 HTP, Theanine, Valerian and lavender oil.

Heres to having a peaceful nights sleep tonight!

Becylu xx

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