Sleeping Rituals

Hands up if your feeling a bit under the weather, tired, lethargic and slightly overwhelmed by your life - I know I sometimes do. We live such busy lives and sometimes you just need to slow down and take some time out and check in with yourself. 

A few weeks ago I was finding it hard to fall asleep at night, I would be in bed lying there with my mind racing with all the things that I needed to do - very frustrating, particularly when I felt so exhausted. 

If you're in the same boat and are one of those people that are finding it hard to fall asleep at night or wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep - don't stress because you are not alone,  hundreds of us feel exactly the same. 

I thought I would share with you my simple steps to get you back into a routined sleeping pattern and to stop you worrying at night:

  • Move throughout the day - make time for a 10 min walk in the morning and at lunchtime. 

  • Eat nourishing foods that fuel your body, aiming to stay away from processed, artificial and refined sugary foods. Aim to eat a well balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, legumes, and protein - remember food is fuel. 

  • Water - try and drink between 1.5 - 2 Litres per day  

  • Eat dinner early,  around 6 - 7pm, this allows you to properly digest your dinner before you go to bed.

  • Have a warm shower before bed time - the steam allows you to feel relaxed.

  • Switch off your phone 30 mins before you go to sleep. 

  • Tea - Lemon & Ginger and 2 pieces of chocolate are fantastic for relaxation and helping you to fall asleep - Pana Chocolate (sour cherry and vanilla) or Living Organic (mint) are two of my favourites.

  • Try meditating for 10 mins before bed - my favourite relaxation music at the moment is Yoga 213, Chill Music which you can listen to on Spotify

Always remember to make time for yourself - even if it is just for 10 mins, this will allow you to feel more relaxed and therefore will help with your overall sleep routine. 

 

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