Christmas and New Years are over, so it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. After the past weeks endless nights of celebrating, getting a peaceful forty winks can be nearly impossible. Here’s what you need to do…
Drag, drop, step and repeat
During Christmas and New Years getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep does not come easy. Going to bed at a certain time each night is considered key. Go to bed and get up at roughly the same time, all the time – you’ll be amazed how your body will love you for it.
New year, new you
Everything you do during the day affects how well you sleep. Seek out ways to improve your lifestyle. Overhaul your diet, caffeine consumption and exercise regime.
RELAX, don’t do it!
What you do before bed can have a big impact on your sleep. Think about the hours before bed. Experiment with new ways to relax, like warm baths with calming scents, quiet soothing music, reading, gentle stretching and yoga.
If you find dropping off hard, it may be interesting to see what you’ve been doing. What you’ve eaten and where you’ve slept on the days you sleep well to compare with the days you don’t sleep well. It could help in finding the answers to some of your questions.
Ya’ll got that “individual support”?
Think about what you’re sleeping on. If it’s an old mattress, more than seven years old – it’s time to look at a new one. Research has shown that a new mattress can increase the amount of sleep you get by 42 minutes.