Here are 10 practical, or rather very practical tips that will help you sleep better and enjoy a more peaceful life.
1. Choose the most suitable type of pillow
We all have personal needs when it comes to sleep. For this reason, choosing the right type of pillow is essential. Would you like some help? Here is our pillow choosing guide!
2. Adjust your eating habits
All experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So start off your day with a nutritious and possibly tasty meal (also the taste buds want their say!). Digestion requires time and energy: for this reason, it’s important to learn not to eat an exaggerated amount in your evening meal in order not to put too much strain on the digestive system when sleeping and to sleep properly.
3. Avoid using smartphones and tablets before going to bed
How many of us are used to playing around with our cell phone or tablet before going to bed? Well, it’s a good thing to know that people who use electronic devices in bed are twice more likely to sleep badly. Trust the experts… go slow with the apps!
4. Create a moment of tranquillity for yourself
10/15 minutes a day is the time we need to “unwind” and focus on our well-being. Breath deeply, calm the mind, try not to think of anything. Before switching the light off, take the time to end the day in a positive way and fall into a deep sleep.
5. Take a hot bath
A hot bath might be the best way to slow down the pace and allow your body to get ready for resting. Hot water pampers the body, dilates the blood vessels, allows the body temperature to lower and induces the brain to reflect that the day has ended, stimulating the resources necessary for resting.
Listening to music could be the right solution for relaxing. But… what music is most suitable? A gentle sound, played at a low volume, sweet harmonies and above all at slower heart-beat rhythms. It truly works, trying is believing!
7. Aim for 8 hours’ sleep
The length of time recommended for resting well and waking up active and well-toned the next morning is 8 hours. Regular, constant rest helps the body to get rid of tension, strengthen the immune system and maintain a constant level of blood pressure.
8. Essential oils
Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful. It is strictly linked to our memory and emotions, it affects our mood, our energy and our capacity to concentrate. Ask your herbalist to prepare a blend of essential oils to help you to sleep better and reduce stress. Any idea on what type of oils? Check out our selection of essential oils to aid sleep.
9. Keep your bedroom tidy
In what way can an untidy bedroom have a negative affect on sleep? Well, it just can! It may seem strange, but it’s a fact. Clothes left lying around, work documents here and there, odd socks, books, bills paid months ago… all this is pure confusion and confusion ruins any hope of relaxation! Tidying up sends positive input to the brain, which is not over-stimulated and associates the bedroom with rest and not with housework.
10. Leave the blinds slightly open
Let some light into the room. Waking up in the morning with natural daylight will help you reconnect with the world in a gradual, gentle manner. You will tackle the day in the best way possible.
It really does take minimum effort to follow these pieces of advice. And the benefits are assured!