Self-care and getting a good nights sleep

Self-care and getting a good nights sleep

Life these days seem to be about running around juggling work, family and a list of to-do jobs! It’s so important to your health and mental wellbeing to take some time to yourself and make sure you are getting a good nights sleep.

Sleep is an essential part of our daily routine, it’s as important as diet and exercise. It directly impacts the function of your brain and can lead to health problems. So how do you get quality sleep? Here are some tips to help with a self-care routine and get a good nights sleep.

 

1. Eat earlier - eating late at night can disrupt your hormones and give you a poor nights sleep.

2. Reduce your caffeine - Caffeine stimulates your nervous system so avoid all caffeine late in the day. Instead try chamomile tea as this aids relaxation and help you sleep better. The rareteacompany.com has a great selection of herbal and well-being tea.

3.Relax and unwind - not watching television too late or using your computer will help you mentally unwind. Other ways to relax would be gentle yoga, listen to soothing music, read a book or meditation.

4. Get into a good bed time routine- make time for yourself to relax, run a hot bath and add some essential oils, aromatherapy associates have a deep relax oil and a light relax oil you can put into your bath. Another option is to use Epsom salts in the bath, magnesium sulphate can also help detoxify body through strengthening the digestive tract, increasing a number of digestive enzymes in the pancreas and purifying heavy metals found in the body. Both magnesium and sulphate play vital roles in our bodies, magnesium helps regulate enzyme activity while sulphate helps to form brain tissue and joint proteins. Sulphate also strengthens the digestive tract’s walls. Cleanse you skin with Eminence Stone Crop Cleansing Ol, this non- greasy cleansing oil is fortified with nutrient- rich Microgreens and brightening stone crop, bringing balance back to the skin. Restore moisture and remove imputirtiez leaving skin feeling fresh, dewy and soft. 

5.Reduce blue light exposure- blue light is emitted by electronic devices like television, mobile phone, computers etc avoid using them before bedtime as they can disrupt your sleep by impacting your circadian rhythm.

6. Sleep in a dark room - artificial light after dark can send wake-up messages to the brain, suppressing the production of the sleep- inducing hormone melatonin and making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Getting a good nights sleep is imperative to good health and insufficient sleep can cause the risk of obesity and you are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Make small changes to start getting a better nights sleep!