With the hectic daily demands on our life, sleep tends to be the last thing on our To Do Lists. So here is a little ritual to help you to switch off and enjoy your best night’s sleep.
6pm Light Exercise: taking part in light exercise such as Yoga will actively relax your muscles. In turn, the body will become relaxed and will automatically allow the nervous system to activate itself.
7pm Food: it is important to avoid heavy meals before bedtime. Foods containing amino acids promote sleep, these can be found in all protein rich foods!
8pm Bathing: a warm bath or shower 1-2 hours before bed aids in a better night’s sleep and is particularly effective when using relaxing bath salts or oil. The raising and lowering of your body temperature before sleeping is the perfect recipe for a good night’s sleep.
9pm: Disconnect! Stop using electronics 1 hour before you sleep and avoid blue light. Perhaps take this time to focus on some breathing and meditation exercises.
10pm Sleep: Sleep is a biological necessity. It is important to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Try to establish some consistency between the time you to to sleep and the time you wake. Aim to sleep at 10pm twice a week.