11 tips for better sleep

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Ah. Sleep. Where would we be without it? I don't know about you, but I'm the sort of person that has to have at least 10 hours of good sleep each night in order to function properly the next day. Here are my 11 tips for a better night's sleep.

Sleep Mist:

I personally don't use these, but I have done in the past and they've worked wonders. 

No Caffeine after 4pm:

We all love coffee, but it can keep our minds working way beyond a reasonable hour, keep the caffeine to a minimum after 4pm and you'll feel the benefits when it's time for bed.

Switch off your phone an hour before you go to bed:

The blue light on your phone screen is often the culprit behind insomnia, switching off your phone an hour before you go to bed will show huge benefits.

Read a book:

It's a simple but effective way to unwind and relax before bed.

Make your bed up in your favourite bedding:

There's nothing else like it.

Go to bed at the same time every night:

That way your brain and body will know when it's time to rest.

Wake up at a 90 minute interval i.e 7hrs 30 or 9hrs.

We sleep in 90 minute cycles so it ensures we wake up at the right time, feeling awake and well-rested.

Have a hot chocolate before bed:

Again, it's the simple things that help us unwind.

Have a night time routine:

Something as simple as a skincare routine before you go to bed can help your brain to know its time to rest.

Take a hot shower or bath:

I don't know about you but these always make me feel tired.

Wear cosy pyjamas and get a pair of slippers:

Feeling cosy will help you sleep.

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16 comments

  1. Fab list of ways to sleep better! I'm finding a short yoga session helps me to settle better in the evening.

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  2. I love these suggestions! I never (well barely) drink caffeine after 4pm, I usually have my morning coffee and that's it! I never knew about that 90 minute sleep interval, so that was really interesting to read! I def want to have more nights of having a cup of hot chocolate before bedtime ���� thanks for sharing!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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  3. Having a night time routine can really help, I need to get back into mine to be honest!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  4. These are wonderful tips! I always love taking a nice shower or bath and curling up with a good book, and being as cozy as possible. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. My favorite way to go to sleep is to read a book in bed... It makes me so tired!! But I love it!

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  6. I'm a terrible sleeper so these are amazing tips. Hopefully some of these will help get me over easier or allow me to sleep for longer! Thank you :D

    - Nyxie

    www.nyxiesnook.com

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  7. I'm intrigued about the sleep mist! I've not heard of it before - where do they sell it?

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  8. Simple tips yet straight to the point. Great read!
    Nida
    www.ukbeautygems.com

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  9. Going to try to stay off my phone for an hour before bed. I haven't tried that yet!

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  10. I have the absolute worse sleeping pattern and sleep quality so this is such a great post too read, I definitely have way too much caffeine after 4pm so that needs to stop. Also turning my phone off an hour before bed is such a good idea x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿 www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  11. Night time routines are so important! In being such a rush in life and so tired at the end of the day, I forget about having a bedtime routine and usually fall asleep watching Youtube instead of powering off. Your list was an excellent reminder to deplug and focus on my sleep! Lovely post!

    xoxo Emily

    https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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  12. Great post, I don't use any screens in the evening and I love to read a book. I feel so well rested when I wake up.

    Bettie
    www.thewildflowerhippie.com

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  13. These are all good tips. I just sub in herbal tea for the hot chocolate:)

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  14. Great tips! It's so important to have a good nighttime routine. I've definitely found reading a huge help in getting me to wind down before bed - I used to scroll through my phone before going yo sleep but my rule now is as soon as I'm in bed (other than setting my alarm) I won't look at my phone until the morning. Hopefully one day I'll be able to go the whole hog and turn it off an hour before!

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  15. It's so soothing to take baths or showers at night, I think it's because you're rinsing off the day and it's a relaxing way to unwind. I wanna try a lavender pillow mist, lavender is so calming for the body and mind 😊 lovely tips!

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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  16. Great tips!! I've been trying to get into a routine recently as I really needed to get into some better habits. It's getting better during the week, the weekend not so much. There's some really good advice here.

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