Our top tips for getting a good night’s sleep

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Doesn’t it often seem like months since you’ve had a good night’s sleep? With the never-ending busyness of life, we often push prioritising a good night’s sleep to the back of our list. Without a well-rested night and healthy bedtime routine, our motivation, energy levels and productivity are seriously affected. As the clocks go back this weekend, we thought it would be the brilliant time to round up our top tips on getting a good night’s sleep. Sweet dreams are just a step away.

 

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Getting into a routine

Try going to bed at the same time every night to establish a routine. This helps set your body’s internal clock and optimises the quality of your sleep. Try to choose a time when you normally feel tired — this way you won’t keep yourself awake by tossing and turning. Adults need around 7 hours sleep to perform well the following day. Work out what time you need to wake up by and it will indict the best time to go to bed. Sweet dreams don’t always come easily, but making small changes will help you to nod off quickly.

Unwinding before bedtime

You’re never going to fall asleep quickly and deeply if the time before bedtime is spent staring at a screen. Of course it’s tempting (last-minute emails, scrolls through Instagram, YouTube videos), but try to limit the amount of screen time you give yourself before bed. Activities such as offline reading, indoor yoga and getting ready for the next day well help prepare your body for an undisturbed and good night’s sleep. The blue light emitted by your phone, tablet, computer, or TV is especially disruptive, so it’s been recommended to avoid bright screens 1-2 hours before you sleep. Other ways to unwind your mind is to write to-do lists of everything you need to do the following day before you sleep. This way you’ll find yourself worrying less about the day to come and will wake up knowing exactly what needs to be done.

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Make your bedroom sleep friendly

Ensure your bedroom is a space of relaxation. A dirty, messy space won’t help you to unwind. As part of your evening routine, make time for a quick tidy-up of your bedroom. Fold away clothes you no longer need, wash up dirty cups and open the window for some ventilation (a stuffy room won’t help anyone to sleep). If you’re finding it hard to fall asleep quickly, try to make small changes to your room to make it more relaxing. Changing bed sheets regularly, tidying up at night and keeping the air fresh will help to make your bedroom sleep friendly — and ensure a good night’s sleep.

Get your hands on our new pyjamas

New pyjamas are always a good idea, especially when they look as brilliant as those in our new collection. Is there anything better than coming home after a long day and slipping into a fluffy dressing gown? No, we didn’t think so either. From playful pyjama sets, to cosy nightshirts, our new range has something for everyone. Though not scientifically proven, we believe fresh, clean pyjamas can only help in achieving a well-rested, deep sleep. Before you get comfy, check you’re not too hot or cold — this is likely to disturb your sleep. Our wide-range of pyjamas have something for everyone and every season, so make sure you stock up now. Sweet dreams.

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