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6th November 2017
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It sometimes seems pointless that I even have a bedroom because I swear to God I sure as hell don’t do any sleeping in it! I do a lot of work in there and a lot of dreaming about sleep but at the moment very little of the actual sleep thing. This is primarily thanks to my little one but luckily this is slowly (like glacial pace slow) restoring itself back to what is humanely acceptable. The rest of the time I think perhaps I am not comfy or calm enough and perhaps still a bit too wired and turned on from work to fully relax and let myself drift off into the sweet sweet land of nod. So I thought I’d come up with some Top Tips for Getting A Good Night’s sleep to perhaps help me on my way…

If you browse the internet or ask Dr. Google, there are apparently plenty of things we should and shouldn’t do in order to get a good night’s sleep. I’m not sure how many of them work and some of them definitely didn’t appeal to me (Bovril and Horlicks – yuck!!!) but I weeded out the weird and wacky and came up with a nice list to get me going:shot from above, a womans legs on a grey bed, wearing dark leggings, bare feet, with a silver laptop and one of her hands on the mouse pad

  • NO BLUE SCREEN – Okay so apparently something that really prevents people falling off to sleep is if they have been using an electronic blue screen e.g. Mobile Phone or Laptop just before trying to sleep. I don’t know about you but I can’t just close my laptop and go to sleep, I need a winding down method first which is a great excuse to get back into reading as I still use those old school things called Books rather than a Kindle.
  • COMFY SOFT BEDDING – You know that feeling, when you’ve changed and remade your bed that day and you’re ready to climb in and lift that top cover and slip between the crisp, fresh smelling sheets and it’s the best nights sleep ever?! What also helps is having some really gorgeous and somewhat luxurious bedding such as that available from Julian Charles which all looks to die for – I’l take one of each!
  • DON’T STUFF YA FACE – It’s good it have a full stomach but not too full so don’t got snacking loads before bed or even in bed as the crumbs will just ruin your lovely bed sheets! Lot’s of sugar and heavy carbs are going to make you feel bloated before bed. What I really enjoy is a warm drink like a Chamomile tea or perhaps some warm milk – nothing with caffeine in obviously!coloured drawing of a woman relaxing in the bath reading her book with her foot on the tap and water gushing out
  • A LUXURIOUS SOAK – So you know how kids need a bedtime routine to help them sleep? Well, us adults aren’t actually that different. You don’t have to keep it the same every night (cos who the hell has time for a 3 hour bath every night?!) but a few times a week it is good to completely unwind. I love  having a steaming hot bath with a scented Bath Bomb in it and choose the smell depending on what I want to do – be it relax and unwind, relax or become sleepy. I find this really helps prepare me for dream land.
  • COMFY JAMMIES – Of course the most important part of a good night’s sleep is that you feel comfortable. I cannot stand nightwear that is too tight but equally I am not a huge fan of nighties either. I like comfy cotton stretch trousers or shorts and a tank style top. I find I can easily go between hot and cold so this style of pyjamas suits my needs. They have lots of lovely ones on Simply Be at the moment for all us curvalicious ladies!

a brunette woman sleeping in a bed of white sheets

So there you have it folks – my Top 5 Tips to Encourage a Good Nights Sleep. I think it is about time I put these into practice. Of course the other option is that I lock myself in a box where my toddler can’t find me and that way get to sleep completely through the night! Choices choices!
*This is a collaborative post – all opinions are my own

7 Comments

  1. Hope these tips are working for you. There’s nothing worse than being tired #ablogginggoodtime x

  2. Michelle says:

    I have been having a hard time with sleep due to stress but this week I followed a friend’s advice and started my own bedtime routine. I make the tea, put some lavender lotion on, read a book, and meditate. It’s a great way to get ready for bed. I am finding that it is starting to work. It’s still a work in progress as I am falling asleep no problem but I’m not staying fully asleep during the night. It’s nice to unplug too, I find. no phone, no computer, no TV. just me and a book and tea:) #ablogginggoodtime

  3. Helen says:

    I feel tired just reading this post – I know that blue screens are bad for creating a relaxing environment, but sometimes I just can’t help myself even though I know it will make me more awake! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. Kamsin says:

    I have tried all the tricks in the book and still fail to get a good night’s sleep most nights. I feel your pain!!! Thanks for posting. #ablogginggoodtime

  5. It is so hard to turn my brain off at night, one thing have found helps are mediation apps, sometimes I fall asleep to them when I do a sleep one.

  6. Helena says:

    Sleep deprivation is never pleasant. Hope that you discover something that helps you get a good nights rest. #ablogginggoodtime

  7. I think i might be one of the few that finds a bath wakes me up rather than helps me snooze dammit! I love a back scratch just before bed… gets me all chilled! #ablogginggoodtime

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