As we face stricter lockdown restrictions, worries and concerns due to the coronavirus crisis continue to mount. This has resulted in many people not getting as much sleep as usual, and those who already suffer from sleeping disorders are finding it even more difficult. It’s essential that our bodies get enough rest and sleep, therefore, we have put together some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.
Relaxing Bedtime Routine
Separate your sleep time from other activities by adopting a relaxing bedtime routine right before you go to sleep. Ensure that you do this away from bright lights, and don’t include activities that can cause stress, anxiety or excitement, as this will make it more difficult for you to fall asleep. From reading a book to a relaxing facial mask in the bath, there are many ways that you can unwind before bedtime which should help you fall into a deeper sleep and hopefully remain asleep throughout the night.
Sticking to a sleeping schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, and maintaining it at the weekends, can help to regulate your body’s clock. In turn, this can help you fall asleep more easily and even stay asleep for the entire night.
If you have trouble sleeping, avoid taking naps during the day, and especially in the afternoon. A power nap can help you to get through the day, but if you are struggling to get to sleep at night then you should eliminate these too.
If you find that adopting a bedtime routine and sticking to a sleeping schedule don’t work very well for you, there are various sleep supplements available that have proven to be beneficial. Suffering from a sleep disorder can make your day to day life so much harder and not as enjoyable, as you are always tired and feeling exhausted. Supplements, such as Ashwagandha, Magnesium Glycinate or 5-HTP, can help you feel relaxed and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Rhodiola Rosea or 5-HTP can help relieve stress during the day, so that you will find it easier to fall asleep at night.
For more information, browse our range of sleep supplements. If you have any medical condition or in doubt please speak to your doctor or health care provider.
Eliminating Evening Habits
Smoking cigarettes, eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol/caffeine in the evening can make it difficult for you to fall asleep. Eating a big or spicy meal late in the evening can cause discomfort from indigestion, so you should avoid eating a large meal for 2-3 hours before you go to bed. If you are still hungry, try eating a small snack about 45 minutes before bedtime.
Do Something Relaxing
If you are unable to get to sleep, try going into another room to do something relaxing until you feel tired. Make sure you use your bed is only used for sleeping and take your computers, televisions and work materials into a different room.