5 ways to get a good nights sleep

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Sleep is something that is so important yet something so many of us neglect in favour of all the other things we have to do. For me, getting 8 hours sleep is non negotiable because I know and feel what a difference it makes to my life. 

It's also something I'm getting asked about a lot and so here are my 5 ways to get a good nights sleep. 

1. Make your bed in the morning

This is something so simple but not only does it ensure that you achieved something each day but it's also something you did for yourself. No matter what happens that day, you come home to a bed that's made and inviting for you to get into. 

2. Have a shower or a bath

Having a shower at night is my favourite ritual as it's a time where I can wash off the day, unwind and think through the day without any distractions. 

3. Make your bedroom a relaxing space

Light candles, tidy up, get rid of clutter. Do whatever you need to do to make it an inviting, relaxing space. A cluttered room = a cluttered mind and a cluttered mind does not sleep well. 

4. Switch off all screens at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep

This is so important. Our minds take time to unwind and if we start this process when we've turned the light off and are all ready to sleep, it can take us time to unwind and then we get frustrated, only prolonging the process. 

If you switch off all screens for 30 minutes, you give yourself this time to let your mind relax and let go of the day. 
I would also encourage you to sleep with your phone on airplane mode, not only because the radiation isn't good for you at night but also because it saves you getting temped to check it again. 

5. Read a book before you fall asleep

So many people fall asleep after watching TV, answering those last few emails or scrolling through social media but reading a book for half an hour before you go to sleep helps your mind switch off and stop thinking about the events of the day. 
Plus, there are so many wonderful books out there. Make time to read, you wont regret it. 

Wishing you all a wonderful nights sleep,