Many of you know how important sleep is but just don’t prioritise it like we should.
We all know how it feels to have a not so great sleep. You feel the effects that little sleep can have (grogginess, lack of energy, poor reasoning abilities, emotional. The list goes on) and it’s usually not fun!
I am fully aware of how busy each and every one of us can be, so here are a few tips to help get the biggest bang for your buck when going to bed!
1. Sleep in complete darkness:
When trying to sleep the bedroom should be dark (So that you can’t see your hand in front of your face) Darkness promotes relaxation and stimulates the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps us fall asleep more easily.
This also includes not using electronics before bed (avoid blue light!)
2. Meditate before Bed:
Try and get as calm as possible. Try some box breathing with some calming music.
3. Supplement Magnesium:
Magnesium is vital for the function of GABA receptors, which is a calming neurotransmitter that the brain requires to switch “off.” Most people lack magnesium so it’s a great natural supplement to start using. (Use magnesium at night before you go to sleep)
4. Brain dump/Journal:
On those evenings where your mind is running with thoughts, Write them on paper.
Writing them out can be a great way to ‘empty’ them from your brain.
5. Commit to getting a certain amount of sleep nightly:
Try and commit to a sleeping schedule to ensure you are getting adequate amounts of sleep.
The best way to do this is, look at your current schedule and write out a plan to ensure you are prioritising your sleep.
Hope these tips help you improve your sleep game!