Tips for a good night’s sleep

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. regular exercise is said to help – but perhaps not just before bedtime!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. avoid drinking caffeine in the evening as this will act as a stimulant keeping you up late into the night.
  8. 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.

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