Struggle to drift off in the evening?
Wake up in the early hours and can’t get back to sleep? Or lie awake all night worrying?
These are all common problems that most of us suffer from time to time.
If you need a little help to switch off, we have some great suggestions for you to try to get the best nights sleep.
If you regularly vary your bedtime, stay up late or have trouble getting into a bedtime routine then why not try these tips to help you?
- Herbal tea such as camomile can help you drift off before you go to sleep, or you could try a glass of warm milk to help stimulate sleep-inducing serotonin levels.
- A regular bedtime and wake up time is also a good habit to get into, with your body soon getting into the rhythm and eventually allowing you to wake up naturally.
- Try reading a book in bed to help focus your mind away from the days events and allow your brain to start shutting down. Just make sure it’s not too scary or thrilling or it could have the opposite effect!
Get Some Exercise
One of the best ways to improve your sleep is to exercise regularly. Even a brisk 30-minute lunchtime walk to get your heart beating will help promote good sleep. Better still, why not try swimming? One of the best forms of exercise, with limited impact on your joints, swimming for 30 minutes gets your heart beating and all your major muscle groups working. If you’ve not seen our amazing range of swim spas, then take a look. Exercising in a swim spa offers an adjustable workout against a current, and you can tailor the speed to your exact ability. They also come with a range of extras including tethers to create an aquatic gym experience. With a range of sizes available to fit the smallest of spaces. Plus, there’s no need to hike down to your local pool or gym! Read more about buying a swim spas here.
Have an early dinner
It’s also recommended that avoiding eating too late allows your body to digest your evening meal. Eating a smaller dinner could assist with weight loss, with the body working less hard to process a meal later into the day. Eating late into the night can lead to indigestion and blood sugar levels to rise in the early hours, affecting your ability to stay asleep during the night.
Immerse yourself in water
Many of us enjoy a nice soothing bubble bath before bed to help us sleep. The warm, soothing water, and the aroma of the bubbles relaxing our muscles and giving our mind time to wind down after a hard day. Immersion in warm water raises the body temperature then when it returns to normal you become sleepy.
If you love to enjoy a bath, why not try a hot tub to help you unwind? The bonus of a hot tub is the moulded and varied seating depths, targeted jets angled at all your major muscle groups and the bubbles to simple melt away any tensions you may have. Owning your very own hot tub couldn’t be easier, with our range of finance options to choose from. Hot tubs also come in a range of styles and sizes to suit any requirements. Plus, with all the hot tub upgrades such as gazebos, LED lighting, surround sound music systems, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy you can be sure of the perfect way to wind down and drift off into dreamland.
Ditch the Tech
Finally, could your device be the cause of your sleep issues? Numerous studies have shown that exposing yourself to the blue light emitted by a smartphone or tablet before bed can have a negative effect on your sleep quality. Consider turning your phone off a couple of hours before bed, and leaving it in a different room to the one you sleep in. Give your eyes a break from screen time and try reading a book before bed instead to gently wind down.