The Importance of Sleep

Exercise and a healthy diet are important factors to lead a healthy lifestyle, but it is also important that you have enough rest so that your body is ready to tackle a new day.

Here are our top tips to getting a better night’s sleep:

 

No blue light

Turn off your phone two hours before bed. Blue light tricks your body into thinking it’s still day time, It has been proven that blue light on screens can cause you to have sleepless nights.

 

Stay away from caffeine

Avoid caffeine late afternoon/evening, caffeine can stay in your system for up to six hours. Coffee stimulates your nervous system and may stop you sleeping at night.

 

Take a bath/shower

Relax with a warm bath or shower before bed, clearing your mind can help reduce stress and improve your sleep quality.

 

Routine

Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. This helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep. Choose a bed time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn. If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock, you may need an earlier bedtime.

 

Turn off the lights

When it’s time to sleep, make sure the room is dark. Use heavy curtains or shades to block light from windows or try a sleep mask. Also consider covering up electronics that emit light.

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