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Pre Bed Routines for Good Sleep

Did you know that establishing a pre-bed routine can significantly improve your chances of a good quality snooze? Sign me up I say!

Some of the research coming out about sleep has suggested a number of fairly simple tasks or tweaks we can make in the hour or two leading up to getting under the sheets.

๐Ÿ› Lower the lights in your house by switching off the main ceiling lights and using candles, dim lamps or red/orange globes can help your body recognise that itโ€™s actually night time.

๐Ÿ› Hot showers or baths directly before bed heats up your body and then once you jump out you cool down quite rapidly which induces a state of sleepiness.

๐Ÿ› Eating dinner well before laying down can help to minimise gurgling, reflux and discomfort which is a major culprit for disrupting and lengthening the time it takes to fall asleep.

๐Ÿ› Reducing stimulation such as TV shows, movies or even books that feature a lot of violence, aggression or fearful scenarios. This activates our stress response which can delay sleep or wake us up during the night.

๐Ÿ› Limiting coffee after 11am and skipping alcoholic drinks can really support better quality sleep by helping you reach deeper states for longer.

These things are all pretty easy and donโ€™t require any fancy apps, machines or medications so why not give them a go tonight and see how you sleep?

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