Five Simple Ways To Sleep Better

Five Simple Ways To Sleep Better

In today's bustling world, we all yearn for that sanctuary of a proper restorative rest at the end of the day. A good night’s sleep is an essential pillar of health and it directly impacts our ability to manage stress, think clearly, and maintain energy throughout our lives. The reason we need good sleep is for our cells to repair, our memory to improve and for our bodies to recover, to get us ready for the next day. It’s almost like a medicine, alongside exercise and good nutrition, which help us perform at our best.

So, we know sleep is vital for us to function as positive humans, but we also acknowledge the reality of sleep anxiety. Armed with health trackers and our smart phones- we are probably all too aware that we are not getting enough sleep. This guide aims to arm you with effective strategies for enhancing your sleep quality without the stress. The last thing any of us need is yet another reason to feel we’re not living up to expectations. So instead of steadfast rules, we offer simple guidance and each one is designed to be simple yet transformative and most of all enjoyable practices to nurture a better sleep routine. As a luxury bedding brand, we understand the art of unwinding, offering you a blend of comfort and elegance to transform your sleep. Here's a gentle guide to embracing serene nights so you wake up refreshed and ready to conquer your day. 

1.  Ease Up on the Blue Light

The digital world's constant glow can hinder our natural sleep patterns. Embracing a mini digital detox by limiting screen time before bed can significantly improve sleep quality. Consider alternatives like reading or using devices that emit less blue light, such as projectors, to prepare your body for rest. Or, if screens are unavoidable, consider blue light glasses as a less intrusive alternative.

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2. Find Your Rhythm with Exercise

Moving your body - however you like to best - is a powerful stress reliever and can significantly enhance your sleep quality. From reaching your 10,000 steps a day to lifting weights, all movement helps exhaust the body physically, making it easier to fall asleep and deepen your sleep. However timing is crucial and engaging in vigorous activities too close to bedtime may have the opposite effect, so aim to complete your workouts at least a few hours before sleep. Unless it’s a gentle yin yoga session, in our comfy and toxic chemical free organic cotton yoga wear which can help you relax and unwind ready for bed.

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3. Choose Cooling, Natural Fibre Bedding

Investing in quality bedding can transform your sleep experience. Opt for cooling sheets, sustainable bed linen, and natural bedding materials like organic cotton. These fabrics regulate your body temperature and ensure comfort throughout the night, making it easier to drift off and stay asleep.

4. Establish a Wind-Down Routine

Creating a pre-sleep ritual can signal to your body that it's time to rest. Consider a warm bath or shower to relax your muscles and lower your body temperature, signalling to your body it's time to sleep. Incorporating soft, absorbent towels and truly luxury bedding can make this routine a cherished end-of-day ritual, further enhancing your sleep quality.

5. Mindful Eating

What and when you eat before bed can impact your sleep. Aim to have your last meal at least two hours before bedtime to ensure your body isn't busy digesting food when you're trying to fall asleep. Opting for lighter meals in the evening can also contribute to a better night's sleep. It also means you'll feel light and less uncomfortable when you're in bed and you can spend time dreaming of breakfast!

Embrace a Better Sleep Routine with Cottsbury

As we navigate the complexities of modern life, prioritising sleep is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity, and good sleep routines can be an enjoyable part of the day to actively look forward to. Let's ditch the sleep anxiety and simple incorporate good practices to encourage a better night's sleep. The moment you let go of anxiety, is when sleep will find you, and it's all the more likely to if you have a positive relaxing routine in place. Let us gently guide you towards nights of better sleep, where every morning is a fresh start. Begin your journey to better sleep tonight and experience the difference quality bedding and towels can make. Let us know how you get on! 

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