Easy Tips for Better Sleep

sleep better tips

Are restless nights leaving you feeling groggy and unrefreshed? If you’re tired of tossing and turning, why not see if my tips can help improve your sleep quality. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside occupational therapists and sleep coaches to support individuals in achieving better sleep.

Here are some tips, to help you unlock the restorative sleep you deserve.

  1. Establish a Consistent Sleep Schedule: Your body thrives on routine. I recommend going to bed and waking up at the same time every day including on weekends. This helps regulate your body’s internal clock, making it easier to fall asleep and wake up naturally. I know this can be tricky if you do shift work. If you are a shift worker, I would recommend getting up at the same time on your days off so your body still does get into some routine.
  2. Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine: Wind down before bed with calming activities such as reading, gentle stretching, or taking a warm bath. Avoid scrolling through your phone or watching TV. This is because these screens can interfere with your ability to fall asleep due to the ‘blue light’. The blue light tells your brain it’s daytime and stops your body from releasing the sleep hormone melatonin. I have known some sleep coaches recommend not watching tv or looking at a screen for up to 2 hours before bed.
  3. Optimise Your Sleep Environment: Make your bedroom a sanctuary for sleep by keeping it cool, dark, and quiet. Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows. Also consider using blackout curtains or a white noise machine to block out any distractions. I use white noise and it helps with my sleep a lot.
  4. Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: Incorporate mindfulness meditation or deep breathing exercises into your bedtime routine. I sometimes find my mind going off on a tangent, so I find the guided meditations best. You can often find free guided meditation.
  5. Embrace the Power of Reflexology: Reflexology is a natural (and super relaxing) therapy. I will work on specific points on the feet, or face to promote balance within the body. By incorporating reflexology into your wellness routine, you can stimulate the body’s natural status quo, reduce tension levels, and improve sleep quality.

As a qualified reflexologist based in Colchester, Essex, I am dedicated to helping you achieve better sleep.

If you’re ready to experience the transformative benefits of reflexology for better sleep, contact me today to schedule your session. Together, we can unlock the door to a more restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep.

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