My Tips To Improve Your Sleep
Before I started working out I really struggled to get enough sleep every night, and each morning would always seem like torture getting out of bed. I would always look like I had been punched in both my eyes, because the bags under my eyes were that big!
But personally for me since working out, It’s really helped me with my sleep, and now I sleep like a baby, apart from I don’t wake up in the middle of the night crying for my mum and dad.
I have seen first hand how, good sleep can affect your life. Having a good start to the day is critical, as it sets your mood for the rest of the day. It also boosts your productivity massively, because you wake up rested and happy, feeling as if you could take on the world.
Ask your self did you sleep well last night?
I’m sure all of you know how good your start to the day is after a great nights sleep.
Full of energy, happy and raring to go.
Also I’m sure you all know how bad a start to the day is after a poor nights sleep.
Grumpy, tired, no energy, and relying on coffee to get you through the day?
Believe it or not this is the norm for some people!
Not getting enough sleep doesn’t only lead to feeling tired and drained, it can also have long-term health problems, and also makes weight loss more difficult.
If your on a diet to lose weight and you feel like you are doing everything right, but you’re not losing weight, ask yourself how well are you sleeping, (Also look at your water intake).
You want to aim for at least 7 hours sleep, I know some people can function on less but you should be aiming for 7-9 hours.
Personally I start my day at 6am, so I always aim to be in bed by 10pm (earlier if I can, because I love sleep).
Tips to help you sleep:
- Get yourself into a routine of regular sleep and wake times (This will also Make getting up in the morning easier).
- Buy black out blinds or ear plus and eye masks, if you think that would personally help you.
- Listen to some relaxing music or have a hot bath (Yes men its okay to have a bath)
- Make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable and offer your body good support. (Fresh bed sheets are key)
- Personally I find if my room is clean, my mind is more at easy and I seem to sleep better.
- Read a book or an article rather than watching TV, or being on your phone. Especially avoid watching any horror films before bed. If you are watching something late at night watch something light-hearted and funny.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol as much as possible
- Have your final meal 2-3 hours before trying to sleep.
Sleep is very important and you’d be surprised what difference getting regular sleep can make to your weight loss attempts, and also just your life in general.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for reading, and happy sleeping!
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