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Tips on how to sleep 😴

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Comfortable area🛏️

Having a comfortable area to sleep in is probably one of the main points I must make when giving tips for sleeping. I mean, how are we gonna sleep if we aren’t comfy enough? Therefore I believe to get a good nights sleep, you must need; a comfy bed, warm duvet, soft pillow etc. I also feel that the temperature can affect the way you sleep too! For that reason, I would advise to have extra covers in winter and less covers during summer.

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Phones📵

You should stay off of your phone and any other electronics before you rest, in order to get to sleep better. You should always allow at least 30 minutes before as the blue light inside the screen restrains the production of melatonin, which helps your sleep cycle/body clock. Reducing this melatonin, makes it harder to fall asleep. (This can be really tough to do, and even I fail to do this one!)

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Warm Bath🛀

Having a warm (NOT HOT!) bath can help you get to sleep a lot easier. This is because, having a change in body temperature can trick your body into thinking you have now changed from day to night time which then gives you an urge to sleep. I believe having a bath before bed can really relax me and help me get to sleep as I have led down in the warm bath, taken time by myself, had a bath bomb etc. I just love baths!

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Pyjamas👚

Wearing some snug PJ’s can really help me get to sleep. At the moment I am obsessed with wearing fluffy onesies or my toy story pj’s from Primark!

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Routine⏰

Having a rough routine helps your body to realise when to shut off. This means that you should go to bed and wake up around the same times as usual. If you weren’t, your body clock would be confused and wouldn’t know when to rest.

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Apps📱

There are a few apps that can help you get to sleep. Although it is suggested to stay away from electronics, this can be useful to some. Some apps that can help you get to sleep are:

  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Sleep
  • Mindfulness

there are a tonne of apps out there that can fit your needs, however these are the ones I suggest!

Winding down time💤

Having ‘wind down time’ and relaxing before bedtime is another really good way of getting to sleep. This could be things such as; listening to calm music, read a book, meditate, bath, do some yoga etc.

Medication💊

Medication is one of the last resorts I would suggest, and so will the doctors. Before giving you meds, they will ask you to do all the suggestions above first before going down this particular route. However if you are still struggling with sleep, like I did, the medication he doctors prescribed, really helped me!

Find what works best for you! ❤️

This is the most important thing to do as not everything will work for everyone. You must find the best sleeping techniques that are suitable for you!

Staying Asleep!…

Now that we have controlled getting to sleep, can you stay asleep? This is something I find really hard as I tend to wake up quite a few times throughout the night.

When waking up in the night you must stay off of your phone. My natural reaction is to go straight on my phone, check the time, then I’ll end up staying on there for hours without even realising! You got to stay strong and just lay there with your eyes shut. Try your hardest to go straight back to sleep, but if you struggle, go back to using the tips.

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(19) Comments

  1. Jennifer Van Haitsma says:

    These are great tips! I struggle with the phone thing too but have been trying to put it down at least 30 minutes before I want to go to sleep. Thanks for the advice 🙂

    1. You are more than welcome! And I’ve spoken to a few others and they have all the same lol!

  2. iam not gonna lie but for me payjamma do the trick

    1. I know right! Comfy onesies all the way!!

  3. This is such a brilliant post Demi! I am totally rubbish at most of these 😉 Ill have to use these tips!

    Love Alexa,

    https://alexajade.co.uk

    1. Haha me too! I’m saying all these tips, but I’m not the best at them either lol

  4. This couldn’t have better timing, as I’ve really been struggling with sleep as of late. I know that I should be better about not touching my phone before I fall asleep. However, I find that I turn to my phone any time that I’m bored waiting to doze off… Maybe I should make a point of putting a book on my bedside table so that I can read when I feel like I need to do something at night!

  5. Thanks for the detailed post, Demi!

    I’ve been struggling to get a good night’s sleep (I have an eight-month old who’s also a light sleeper) so I’m awake for at least 2 to 4 hours with him every night.

    I had no idea that the blue light from phones prevents melatonin production! I’ll try my best to stay away from it when I wake in the night. I’m often on my phone when my baby’s feeding late at night, but I’m going to have to break that habit, for sure!

    Thanks again!

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    1. Aw bless you! Yes, it is ver hard though lol

  6. Great tips on how to sleep.
    loved it .☺️

  7. Great tips! I generally sleep pretty well… if my toddler is sleeping well. My husband on the other hand definitely needs these tips so will be forwarding this to him. Thanks again! 🙂

    1. You’re welcome ❤️

  8. Oh man, this could’ve come in handy for me last night. I was having one of those nights where my brain was so active and excited and I couldn’t sleep! Love this post and I’ll definitely use it in the future xo

    1. Aw bless you! Hope you get a better sleep tonight❤️❤️

  9. Anita says:

    Really helpful tips on how to sleep. I usually find it hard to sleep sometimes especially when I have a lot on my mind. Not using my phone really helps, sometimes listening to calming music.

  10. Anita says:

    Really helpful tips on how to sleep. For me keeping my phone some minutes before I sleep really helps.

  11. My bad habit is that I can’t stay away from my phone. I have to fix this habit to have good sleep. Thank you for these helpful tips x

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