​7 Self-Care Tips To Get Better Sleep

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Complement your beauty regime with some much needed beauty rest with these simple yet effective tips!

Australians are no strangers to sleep problems with over 35% of Aussies experiencing sleep issues during their early childhood and adolescent development. It can make families feel a bit in the dark about how to cope and make sure they’re getting enough sleep.

Say no to a coffee post-3pm

Coffee can stay in your system for up to 8 hours. That’s hard to believe when the dreaded afternoon slump hits, but drinking coffee late in the day can seriously affect your sleep. Choose energy foods instead, like an apple, to give you that afternoon boost.

Replace wine at dinner with water

Alcohol can seriously disrupt sleep patterns and dehydrate the body. Because your body loses so much water during sleep, it is important to stay hydrated and steer clear of acidic substances, especially before bed. Heartbreaking, we know!

Create a relaxing bedroom environment

Soft lighting and a comfortable bed all contribute to a relaxing bedroom environment. Reduce noise in the room and cut out all electronics. Limit mobile use in bed and do not have a TV in the bedroom.

Establish a night time routine

Establishing a night time routine will not only improve your sleep but it will also help you wind down and aid in stress reduction. This may include having a cup of decaffeinated tea and a warm bath. It could mean journaling or reading for ten minutes before bedtime. However you choose to unwind, make it a go-to routine before bed time.

Exercise in the morning

Vigorous exercise raises body temperature and energises, which is a great way to start your day. However, working out at night causes restlessness and sleeping difficulty. Very light exercise like a walk along the beach or yin yoga are acceptable practises one hour prior to bedtime.

Adopt stress coping skills

Difficulty getting an adequate amount of sleep could be due to stress. If you’re facing problems in your personal life, it’s important to find healthy ways to cope with them. Creating art, incorporating more mindfulness into your life, and journaling are all examples of healthy ways to cope with stress. Remember to be easy on yourself and take some time to express self-love! 

Create a schedule that prioritises sleep

The body is an obedient servant to routines or rhythms. Use a sleep diary to keep yourself on track and record how many hours you are sleeping. Start to get your body into the habit of specific wake and sleep times, even on the weekends.

Sleep deprivation can seriously impact families. If you’re teaching your children about the importance of sleep, make sure to provide positive reinforcements to encourage them for prioritising sleep routines. Now paste on a face mask and go get some shut-eye!

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