So, what is World Sleep Day?
It's an annual event and a day that celebrates sleep as well as lessening the burden of sleep disorders. Sleep is important for your health and well-being, and yet so many of us don’t get enough of it. If you struggle to switch off and get enough shut-eye, check out our top tips for getting a great night’s sleep...
Stick to a schedule
This is often easier said than done, but if you can keep the same bedtime and wake up around the same time (even at weekends) it will help regulate your body clock and make it easier to wind down and fall asleep.
Stay active during the day
Go for a walk, swim or take an exercise class you enjoy, and by bedtime you should feel a lot more rested. If you’re looking for exercise tips, stay tuned for our guide to making practical health and fitness resolutions you can stick to this year. Using an activity tracker is a great way to keep track of your heart rate, sleep, and activity levels and there are great options to suit all budgets.
Relax and unwind at least an hour before bedtime
Run a hot bath, put on your favourite music or light-hearted TV show, and use this as the perfect excuse to have some ‘me time'. There are loads of great bath products around to help aid relaxation and sleep. This Works deep sleep bath soak with lavender and vetivert salts is formulated to relieve stress and tension, to help you get a better night’s sleep, and if you’re more of a shower person, they also do a deep sleep shower gel
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Make sure your bedroom is the perfect environment for sleep
Block out unwanted light with a pair of blackout curtains and switch to soft light before bedtime to help you adjust. Lumpy mattresses and uncomfortable pillows are some of the worst offenders for keeping you tossing and turning through the night. It’s recommended that you should change your mattress every seven to ten years, but in the meantime buying a mattress topper is an easy and wallet friendly alternative to replacing the entire mattress.
Don’t watch the clock
There may be some nights where you just can’t drift off to sleep, but lying awake watching the hours tick by can actually increase your stress levels and make it harder to fall asleep. Instead, try reading, drawing, or listening to music for a short time until you start to feel tired again.
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Hopefully you found some of these tips useful – check out Studio to see our full range of activity trackers, bath and body care, blackout curtains, mattress toppers, bedding sets and loads more!