How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

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There’s nothing more annoying and frustrating than not being able to sleep. Lying there, tossing and turning, counting down the hours, thinking about all things under the sun is torture. Sleep is so important for us human beings, we need to function, to be healthy and to feel alive. So if you find yourself experiencing sleepness nights, here are some tips to help.

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Relax beforehand with a pamper routine – I find that having a hot bath, combined with a hydrating face mask always does wonders for relaxation. I then apply some body cream, a nice face oil and literally cocoon myself and nine times out of ten, I drift off within seconds. I often use Lush bath bombs or bubble bars, however, a nice alternative are Bomb Cosmetics, they’re bath bombs are literally ‘the bomb’, they smell incredible and leaves my skin feeling so lovely after. My favourite body creams always come from Dove, they’re always so rich and moisturising.

Have a hot drink, but avoid caffeine – No, no, no to coffee and most teas, opt for hot milk or chocolate or teas such as Chamomile which is known to help relaxation and potentially induce sleep. Hot chocolate is a luxury, we all know from when we were kids, this is the perfect drink to relax with, add a nice book to help ease the mind and soon, you’ll be drifting.

Try a sleep mask – Is your room too light? If yes, using a sleeping mask may actually help tons to try and get you to slowly fall asleep. When a room is too light, it can affect your quality of sleep, causing strain on the eyes and sometimes, headaches. Sleeping in total darkness can work wonders, try it and see for yourself.

Focus on your breathing – If you lead a busy, chaotic life, you know too well, that it’s hard to stop and focus. This is very often the main cause of sleepless nights as your mind is too focused on other things apart from resting. Try using your breathing to relax yourself, its super simple to and may not be something you even notice, but if you take a few minutes to just sit or lie down and breathe slowly, it’s very calming and will help you fall asleep faster than you think.

Get up, but don’t reach for technology – As normal human beings, the first reaction to not being able to rest is to occupy yourself and we instinctively reach for our phones. The problem with technology is, it actually stimulates your brain rather than relax it, instead of helping you sleep, it activates the brain cells and makes you more awake. Don’t reach for your phone or laptop when you get up, try doing some light exercises or read a book, these activities will tire you and relax you further in preparation for a better night’s sleep.

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Do you currently or have you in the past have/had sleeping issues? If yes, do you still suffer from it or how did you overcome it?

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  1. 23rd September 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Loved this – relaxing before bed is key for me and I’m trying hard to stay away from technology before bed. Those slipper socks are so cute too! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • julie
      3rd October 2016 / 12:06 am

      Thank you for reading. The socks are so cosy and warm. 🙂 xx

    • julie
      3rd October 2016 / 12:09 am

      Definitely do lovely. xx

  2. 25th September 2016 / 10:52 am

    I love using a sleep mask! I always thought they were super gimmicky until I was given one as a gift, and they make such a difference xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • julie
      3rd October 2016 / 12:44 am

      They definitely do, I love mine. xx

  3. 27th September 2016 / 10:00 am

    I’m actually the kind of person who’s always sleepy even if I didn’t do anything the whole day. I sleep fast to the point that I’ll just lay in bed for 10-15 minutes and you’ll see me fast asleep already. Haha! Anyway, these tips are relaxing and there’s no more reason for one to stay long awake after doing all of those.

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • julie
      3rd October 2016 / 12:46 am

      Haha! That’s so good, wish I could do that. xx

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