There’s a good reason why sleep has been linked to beauty. The amount, and quality, of sleep you get is crucial in keeping yourself looking fresh. In skincare 101, we touched on the importance of sleep for your skin. Not sleeping enough is sure to leave you with dark circles under your eyes. Who wants that? It’ll also leave you feeling rotten and drained, which won’t help in your quest to look your best.
Are you one of those people who struggles to get their eight hours in? There’s plenty you can do to help with those sleeping struggles.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO UNWIND
Giving yourself time to unwind is crucial in ensuring you get the right amount of rest each night. If you’re one of these people who goes straight from the computer to bed, you can’t be surprised that sleep is hard to come by. If your brain is still whirring with work, the thoughts are bound to keep you awake. You needn’t even worry about giving yourself a huge amount of time to relax. Even just half an hour of unwind time before bed will make a huge difference. If you don’t see how you can fit that in, why not adjust your bedtime? It’s a lot better to spend an extra half hour unwinding, than spending an hour tossing and turning.
KEEP YOUR ROOM DARK
It’s not just getting to sleep that’s an issue for a lot of us. Waking early to the sun streaming in and the birds singing seems like a lovely idea in theory. In practice, though, it’s never nice being woken so early. It’s important to ensure your room is as dark as possible so that this doesn’t happen. Blinds can be an excellent way to keep your room dark for as long as possible. Take a look at Made Blinds to see what blinds can offer you. Sadly, they won’t help with the bird song. It’s always hard to believe how loud those birds can be in the morning. Especially in the summer months, they can wake you up far too early. Maybe invest in some earplugs to help you with that problem? A bedroom that doesn’t face onto your garden can be a good idea. There still won’t be complete silence, but it’ll surprise you what a difference it can make.
There are some fantastic night time teas on the market that are sure to help you doze off. Standard tea has caffeine in it, so it’s best to avoid that one. Herbal teas are generally caffeine free and are an excellent way to relax. It might be worth installing this into your routine. Get into the habit of drinking a relaxing tea about an hour before bedtime. That way, your brain will associate that time with the lead up to sleep. Be careful not to have it too soon before you go to bed, though. You don’t want to be up by needing the toilet all night.