7 Tips on How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The importance of sleep is by no means a new concept. Well documented and felt first hand by many of us, a poor night’s sleep will see a drop in our levels of concentration, productivity, and energy, whilst our stress levels increase and we are more vulnerable to weight gain and poor immune function. Yes, sleep is essential. Though knowing this can add extra stress when we aren’t managing to get enough of it. Oh, the vicious cycle!
Of course, we cannot control the noise from our neighbours, children waking in the night, or people walking and talking outside of our homes. However, there are some things that we can control and that are proven to support a good night’s sleep. As a nutritional therapist, I educate clients about the way food supports good health, but I also keep a keen eye on general good health habits with a holistic approach to nutritional therapy. Here I share some of the best tips to getting a good night’s sleep.
Get a Good Sleep Tip No.1 – Put Technology Away at Bedtime
You need to associate your bedroom with sleep, rather than the flashing of your phone or other ‘blue light’ screens. Blue light screens include laptops, phones and tablets, and they inhibit our melatonin production – the sleep-inducing hormone. You can learn more about blue light with the help of Healthline here. There are night time screen apps with can soften the light to an orange or yellowy glow, but putting away any technology with similar back light and the ability to distract you from sleep is an easy first step in how to get a good night’s sleep.