As the world becomes more fast-paced and demanding, it can be difficult to switch off at the end of the day and get a good night's sleep. It's essential to prioritise our mental health, and getting quality sleep is a key part of that. Here are five ways to keep calm and sleep easy:
1. Establish a bedtime routine
Creating a relaxing bedtime routine can help signal to your body and mind that it's time to wind down. This could include a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or practising relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation teamed with The Goodnight Co Essential Oils. The Goodnight Blend features 9 sleep-inducing essential oils and is perfect to help soothe the nervous system before bed. Stick to the same routine each night to help establish a regular sleep schedule.
2. Minimize screen time
The blue light emitted by screens can interfere with the body's natural production of the sleep hormone melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep. Try to avoid using electronic devices for at least an hour before bedtime. Instead, read a book or listen to calming music. Ensure complete darkness for uninterrupted sleep by wearing The Goodnight Co. Silk Sleep Mask.
3. Create a peaceful sleep environment
Your sleep environment can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep. Make sure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and dark. Invest in comfortable bedding and consider using blackout curtains or a sleep mask to block out any light. For extra soothing to the evening, spritz The Goodnight Co Sleep Mist to bring balance to your bedtime.
4. Practice good sleep hygiene
Establishing good sleep habits can help improve the quality of your sleep. This includes going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, and exercising regularly.
5. Seek professional help if needed
If you're still having trouble sleeping, it may be worth talking to a sleep expert. Sleep disorders can have a significant impact on mental and physical health, and seeking treatment can help improve your overall wellbeing. Why not book in a Sleep Consultation with our resident Sleep Expert Shea Morrison. Throughout your one-on-one consult Shea will help curate a personalised sleep regime for you to follow and support with a 30-day tracking tool to keep you accountable.
Making small changes to your lifestyle and sleep habits can have a big impact on your ability to get a good night's sleep. By establishing a bedtime routine, minimising screen time, creating a peaceful sleep environment, practising good sleep hygiene, and seeking professional help if needed, you can prioritise your mental health and wake up feeling refreshed and energised each day.