If you struggle with insomnia, you'll probably have tried everything possible to help you get into the land of nod. Essential oils, meditation, reading... all of these can help you get a better snooze. Below are some top tips to give you a much better chance of getting to sleep and staying asleep until the morning!
Turn off electronics
Electric devices like phones, computers, and e-readers, keep you alert and awake at night by emitting blue light. Try to stop using these devices an hour or two before bed. If you must carry on using them, switch them over to night mode or use some special glasses to transform the light into red light, which helps you go to sleep. Once you have finished with your phone, leave it in a different room to your bedroom and put it on flight mode.
Have a warm bubble bath
Bubble baths help you relax, and a soak in a warm tub will help you wind down, detach from work or any other stresses of the day, and encourage your body to start getting ready to go to sleep. Feel free to listen to some calm music as you sleep, or read a book or magazine.
Reading is a great way to unwind, but only if the text that you read is relaxing. Try not to read any sad stories just before bed, or they might have the opposite effect of helping you go to sleep! Happy stories or self-help books are great reading materials to consume before going to bed.
Make sure your bed space is set up well
Our reinforced beds, such as the Wyoming Bed, provide strong supportive furniture that will help you catch some more zzz's at night. Also, be sure that your mattress is comfortable and you have adequate blankets and duvets.
Meditation is immensely useful for sleep. You can try just focusing on your breath while laying down, or look for a specific sleep meditation on YouTube. You might want to try to sleep as you listen to one, or put a short one on before getting into bed.
Turn all the lights off
Don't try sleeping with a light on - make sure that all lights are off before going to bed. If this isn't possible, or if there are lights from the outside, use an eye mask.
Hopefully, these tips will help you get a better night's sleep! Check out our reinforced beds to create your own relaxing sanctuary.