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Lifestyle – Sing me to sleep #SleepExperts

January 15, 2017
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Sleeping is one of my favourite activities, although I don’t seem to get a lot of quality sleep. I have found throughout the years that are a few things that will help me feel a bit better.

  • Change your sheets and pyjamas often – nothing like the feeling of clean sheets to help you have a good night’s sleep.
  • Avoid electronic devices – or at least install apps that will diminish the blue light on your screens such as Twilight for your phone or f.lux for your computer.
  • Change your pillows often – to avoid allergies and dust mites accumulating.
  • Avoid spending time in your bedroom when not sleeping – it’s a tough one for me, though as I end up sitting around watching Netflix on my bed.

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  • Nap if you must but not for long – go for power naps of 20 minutes instead to feel refreshed.
  • Get the best mattress you can afford – this is possibly the best money you’ll ever spend in your life. Be it a mattress for adjustable beds, memory foam, or springs, you need to find what works best for you.
  • Avoid thinking about work or problems before sleep – or insomnia and anxiety might occur.
  • Do some light exercise before bed – yoga or something that will relax your body.
  • Take a hot bath – since I started taking a bath in the evenings instead of showering in the morning, I feel much more relaxed when I go to bed.
  • Meditate – there are some great free apps out there to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol – I have been avoiding drinking the odd glass of wine, particularly on school nights as I have noticed that it affects the quality of my sleep. There is a reason why this happens.
  • Avoid drinking too many fluids before bedtime – or you’ll be getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I keep making this same mistake!
  • Find the best positions for you – it is important to pay attention to your spine, to avoid pain and waking up feeling refreshed. The following video has quite a few good tips:


What are your favourite tips – what did I miss?

PS: extra points to anyone who knows which song the title came from
PSS: this post has been made in collaboration with Adjustablebeds.co.uk, words and opinions my own.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Señora Allnut January 19, 2017 at 09:06

    great advice, I agree about buying the best mattress you can afford, it’s something about your health!
    (I’m a huge fan of naps too!, I’m spanish!)
    besos

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