Why you need to get a good night’s sleep
Rest is important for many reasons:
- it boosts your immunity
- it’s when the body grows and heals (particularly if you play sports)
- it’s just nice!
8 tips for a good night’s sleep
- make sure the room is not too hot or cold; if necessary remove the duvet or use a thicker one if the room temperature isn’t optimal.
- aim to have a regular routine for going to bed and waking up; if you’re always going to bed at roughly the same time and waking up at the same time each morning, you’ll find it easier to get a decent night’s sleep.
- avoid stimulating activities just before going to bed, whether that’s watching a thriller on the TV or playing an exciting video game as your mind will be more active.
- regular exercise is said to help – but perhaps not just before bedtime!
- if you keep thinking of important things when you’re in bed, then keep a pad and paper to make notes otherwise you’ll be thinking of them all night.
- if you keep thinking of things that are not really of importance, then try focusing on the breath – also have a look at other meditation exercises on this site.
- avoid drinking caffeine in the evening as this will act as a stimulant keeping you up late into the night.
- try listening to relaxing music before you go to bed and when you’re in bed trying to sleep.
With these simple tips, you should experience a better quality of sleep.