Hey guys! So today I wanted to talk to you about an extremely important topic which is SLEEP! I’ve teamed up with Kalms in preparation for World Sleep Day on the Friday 15th March to bring you my sleep tips and also a mini giveaway for you which will be hosted over on my Facebook page.
An outstanding one in three people in the UK have trouble with their sleep and I’ve talked about on my blog before, I personally struggle with insomnia. There’s a lot of struggles in modern life which can mean it’s pretty hard to switch our brains off at the end of the day and get the zzz’s we need. The thing is, we often forget how important sleep is and neglect our sleep habits often. However, lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain, heart disease, and depression.
CREATING YOUR PERFECT SLEEP SANCTUARY
Turning your room into a sleep haven and sticking to a positive sleep hygiene can help with your overall health and leave you feeling ready for the day ahead
Keeping your space clean and tidy.
I know from personal experience and being a messy student, when my sleep area gets cluttered it effects not only my mood but also my sleep. Piles of dirty washing and unwashed dishes can make your bedroom a messy, unhygienic and an un-relaxing environment. Keeping a clean bedroom can help declutter your mind and help you drift off peacefully.
Try a traditional herbal remedy
I have a more in-depth review of Valerian Root on my blog here if you’d like to check it out. Valerian root found in Kalms Night, has been used for centuries due to its herbal sedative effect (www.kalmsrange.com). Drift off to sleep peacefully and #WakeUpReady to face the day. I was really happy with my experience with Kalms and I’d very much recommend them to anyone who’s having trouble with sleep and would like a more natural remedy than options such as sleeping tablets.
All About Colour
Research suggests that certain colours can have an impact on our mood. Therefore think about trying to incorporate green and blues. These are great for bedrooms as they promote nature and tranquillity.
I’ve got too many candles… said no one ever
I am obsessed with candles. I have so many with different scents for different moods and I have ones that particularly help me sleep. This candle from Primark with Wild Sage and Cedar is really relaxing and I love using it on an evening. Aside from candles, incense is another great way to use scents in your bedroom, and lavender is perfect before bed.
Cut Out That Caffeine
It’s no surprise that caffeine can have a negative impact on the way we sleep. As a general rule, it is best to not consume any caffeine after 3pm to ensure you get sound asleep.
Clear your busy schedule
Stop working at least an hour before you go bed and allow yourself some downtime, which will help your mind to relax. As a student I’m very guilty of working through the night trying to get essays and such finished. Make sure you’re prioritising both health and sleep and give yourself that window of time before bed to relax. Then you can wake up the next day much more refreshed to get back into your work. Also bare in mind staying away from tech around bedtime. Instead of scrolling through Instagram, pick up an interesting book or magazine.
Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine
Sticking to a regular nightly routine can aid a refreshing night’s sleep. Try having a shower or bath before going to bed. The warm water can relax your muscles and help you to drift off peacefully when going to sleep. Getting into a routine has personally really helped me with sleep. This routine lets our brains know it’s time to settle down for bed and then we become more sleepy and ready.
If you try to address your sleeping problems but your symptoms persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should consult a doctor to check whether there may be an underlying cause for your sleep problems.
**This post was brought to you in collaboration with Kalms, however all opinions are my own**
Thanks for reading guys I hope you found this post helpful, and make sure to put your sleep first this World Sleep Day! I appreciate you getting this far in the post. Don’t forget to go over to my Facebook page for that mini giveaway of some stuff sent from Kalms.