15 February 2017

Tips For Getting A Better Sleep

I don't particularly struggle to get to sleep myself. My issue arrises when I wake up in the middle of the night. I either drift into light sleeps and wake up 3 or 4 times during a night. I can never seem to sleep all the way through the night. I think this is something everyone can relate to as it's more than likely happened to all of us at some stage in our lives. We all know how frustrating it is spending hours tossing and turning, being too hot then too cold, not being able to shut our brain off etc. Then you spend the next day exhausted and unmotivated. 

Tips for getting a better sleep

Create the perfect environment
Your bed is your haven. Keep it appealing. Whether that means adding throw cushions, cosy blankets or simply just ensuring it is made every morning. Lighting is also a key element. I know for me personally, if I am struggling to sleep, I turn on my fair lights around my bed. The warmness of them is easy on the eyes and creates a cosy atmosphere whilst still being very dim. 

Use sleep sprays or candles
The latest sleep spray I've been trying is the 'Help me, It's way past my bedtime' spray from helpmeorganics. The soothing notes of lavender and ginger really help calm me down and create that tranquil atmosphere. If sprays aren't your thing, there is also a matching candle available here.

Help me, it's way past my bedtime sleep spray

Avoid technology/social media
That's right. Stay off your phone! I'm guilty of this for sure. By using your phone/laptop in bed you stop associating your bed with sleep. By watching Netflix or having a scroll through twitter you aren't letting your brain wind down and relax!

Get into a routine
A good routine is very important. Try to settle down at a reasonable hour. Also, finding what relaxes you and incorporating it into your evening will help you a lot. Maybe taking a bath before bed helps you, or reading a book, or listening to a relaxing playlist. It may even be something as simple as popping on your cosiest pj's. (To make them extra snuggly, stick them on a radiator before bed so they're warm and toasty!) Whatever the case, find what works and make it a habit to do so. My last tip would be to avoid caffeine before bed, instead, maybe a have a hot chocolate or a blend of tea specifically designed to help you sleep.

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19 comments

  1. Great post! I used to have trouble with my sleep schedule. As I go to uni I never go to bed at the same time which used to really disturb my sleep patter. Now I finally find the right time when I go to sleep. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Yeah I go to bed the same time pretty much every night, and it really helps because you're sort of training your body to recognise that it's the time for sleep haha x

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  2. I feel like this post was written for me! I have had so much trouble falling asleep lately! Like moving for an hour before being asleep or just waking up in the middle of the night. But yeah, laptop and social media are not the best remedy! So just setting up the right environment and read. Thank you! xx C&K

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    1. It's so frustrating isn't it?! Yeah I'm guilty of scrolling through my phone when I can't sleep and end up being more awake than before haha. xx

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  3. I love this! I really struggle with sleep and even when my body is literally crying for it I still can rarely manage a full night :( great tips! xx

    mia // https://okaaythen.com

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  4. Great post i need to take some tips lol

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  5. great post! I'm guilty of always having coffee before bed...I'll never learn!! X

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  6. I've struggled with my sleep for a long time and I find that nice smells and candles to create a relaxing atmosphere really help. Some great ideas here thanks you for sharing xx

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  7. I feel your pain, sometimes it is so difficult to switch off. I feel reading a book in bed rather than watching something means I get a way better sleep. That pillow spray sounds like bliss! x


    https://alishaceit.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/hot-or-not-lottie-london/

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  8. I need to get sleep candles. I just bought some lights off Amazon and it's so beautiful! You should get them as well❤️

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  9. I really struggle to sleep at night and this is such a useful post for me! I need to get some spray to try x

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  10. Love this! I needed this, I swear I get enough sleep but always seem to feel tired! Need to switch off x

    www.bexfaye.com

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  11. I needed this post! My sleep pattern is awful, this is a great post, thanks for sharing!! X

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

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  12. Great post I'd also recommend lavender oil right before you sleep and it's magical! It works even better if you just put a drop into your dehumidifier!
    Sipiwe // notsphiwe.com

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  13. I'm the exact same, I can fall asleep instantly, but in the last couple of weeks I've woken up at about 4am and I'm so TIREDDD. I'm definitely going to be trying these!

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  14. I like spraying some rosewater in my pillow before going to bed. Great post!
    -Maria
    IN 1997

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  15. I'm definitely guilty of scrolling through my phone before bed. I need to be better at relaxing and putting all electronics away beforehand. Great post!

    xo,
    Leanne
    www.thestyledsuburbian.com

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  16. I could definitely use these tips for getting some ZZZZZZZs, thanks so much for sharing!

    xx Auna | http://simplyaunacom

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  17. Great tips! In this day and age, I'm sure most of our generation struggles with sleep. I'm definitely guilty of being on social media right before bed and checking it right when I wake up. It's an addiction that I need to work on breaking! I love pillow sprays, so I'll definitely check out helpmeorganics.

    Amy | http://amypham.me

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