Little tips to help you sleep better | A Hint of Rose: Little tips to help you sleep better

31.1.16

Little tips to help you sleep better

Little tips to help you sleep better | A Hint of Rose Little tips to help you sleep better | A Hint of Rose

I don't remember having troubles to fell asleep when I was younger. I can see me reading up past midnight, and I had to wake up at 6 am! But what happened since then?! I don't want to say that I got older, but I would really like to understand what has changed... Little tips to help you sleep better | A Hint of Rose
The fact is that I'm trying to have a better sleep, and here are some tips that I found. I hope they will help you, and me too.


1. CREATE A REGULAR ROUTINE

I sincerely believe that getting up and going to bed at relatively fixed hours can help. We also must think about the time we want to get up... if we have to get up earlier than usual, then maybe it's better to go to bed earlier too. Personally, I try to get up around 6-7 am, and sometimes even sooner if I have to do my workout before going to work. It's hard, but I force myself to do it because I find that I am more effective (and motivated) when I get up early. Theoretically, if I get up a 6 am, I should go to bed around 10 or 10:30 pm. At first, this may be difficult, but with a bit of time, I'm sure that my biological clock will get used to it and that it will become natural. 

2. EXERCICE

Well, working out just before bed may not be the best idea... but doing it during the day will help you to have a better sleep. I workout every morning from 20 minutes to an hour, and I also try to make some kind of physical activities during the day, keep my body moving. What I would like to add to my night time routine, is to go for an evening walk every day. this helps the digestion and also helps to spend the residual energy accumulated during the day. This may be hard during the winter (it's dark at 3:30 pm and it's pretty cold outside), but I will try my best! Also, I would like to do a fifteen minutes of yoga before going to bed, just to relax my mind and my body. 

3. CREATE A RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

I guess you already know this one, but I couldn't not talk about it. It's difficult for our body to understand that it's time to go to bed if the TV is opened. This is especially true with the light of our electronics that project a white/blue light, similar to the natural sunlight, and therefore, sends a wakeup signal to our system. So to sleep better, I'll try to stay away from my phone and the TV before going to bed. Also, I'll have to remember to put my phone on "airplane" mode to reduce the electromagnetic waves during the night. 

4. READ A GOOD BOOK

I admit it, my relationship with books has had his ups and downs, but in general, I have always loved reading. The effect of a good book on your sleep can be both good and bad because if the story is too good, you won't see the time going and you'll stay awake until the morning, but with a lighter book, you'll read a few pages and you'll fall asleep like a baby.

5. DRINK A RELAXING HERBAL TEA

I don't know if it's in my head or not, but drinking an herbal tea in the evening really helps me relax. I love drinking chamomile herbal tea at night because chamomile helps digestion and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps to calm the mind and fight against insomnia and anxiety (yeah!). 

6. MEDITATE

I have already mentioned in my last post "Make the time for what you love", in 2016 I want to try meditation. Meditation can reduce your cortisol levels in your blood (the stress hormone), it can also improve the quality and duration of you sleep. I'm really looking forward to see the benefits of meditation on my mind and body.

And you, do you have tips to help us having a better sleep?

Marjorie

If you want more lifestyle inspiration, follow me on social medias