The world is a crazy place right now, so it’s no surprise that many of us are feeling overwhelmed. With constant news updates and government announcements, it’s hard to think about anything else.
With stress and worry, comes a bad night’s sleep. And with bad sleep, comes more stress and worry! If you’re struggling to get your 8-a-night at the moment, here are some top tips to help you:
It may be tempting to go a little slack on your sleep routine while you’re working from home. It’s important not to swap the morning commute for a lie in as this will disrupt your circadian rhythm. Don’t use the fact that you’re working from your living room to stay up later either. Keep your sleep schedule consistent; your mind and body will thank you.
STRETCH IT OUT
Take a moment to soothe your body and mind before bed with some yoga or gentle stretching. Not only will it improve your core strength and flexibility, it will also help reduce stress levels and boost relaxation. Namaste and sleep well!
Whether it’s your laptop, smartphone or TV, you should avoid exposure to ‘blue light’ before bed. Blue light screens suppress the production of melatonin, which is the hormone your body produces to help you get to sleep. Plus, checking news headlines and social media updates just before bed will likely unsettle you.
A consistent bedtime routine is key for a good night’s sleep as it signals to the brain and body that it’s time for sleep. Whether it’s curling up with a good book, taking a warm bath or enjoying a mug of Sleep Well, doing the same, relaxing thing every night will help your mind and body settle.