We all know the feeling of waking up tired, no one wants to feel like they haven’t slept a wink. But with our busy lives, most of us can’t seem to get a hold of our sleep. Sleep is an extremely important part of our wellness, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising, if not more. So how do you get more sleep? Well, we have 5 tips to share with you so that hopefully you can start waking up feeling fresh.
Turn off all electronics 60-90 minutes before bed
The blue light emitted by your cell phone screen restrains the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep-wake cycle. This makes it even more difficult to fall asleep and wake up the next day. Instead, try reading a book or listening to relaxing music. This way you can still go to bed at the time you want to while still keeping yourself occupied.
Set yourself a routine
Get into the habit of making sure you have a proper night time routine, this may mean having a slower night by dimming the lights, sipping a herbal tea, or reading a good book. Then make sure you set yourself a time to go to sleep every night and stick to it, as well as setting a time in the morning to wake up. Our bodies thrive on routine! so this means avoiding hitting snooze.
Prep the night before
Prep everything you need the next day the night before. This can mean organising what you’re going to wear or pre-packing your lunch, whatever it is by preparing the night before you won’t be rushing around in the morning to grab everything you need. You can allow your body more time to relax and wake up slower.
Moving your body soon after you wake up can provide you with a kick start to the day, it’s almost like when you kick start a motorcycle. It may take a couple of times for your body and mind to get used to it but after a while exercising in the morning will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the rest of the day.
Get a Massage
We all know that massage is great for relaxation and pain relief but many people don’t know that massage can improve sleep, improve your mental health, ease stress, and help rejuvenate your body. A massage once or twice a month will help your body to feel these benefits regularly.
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