As a Mum of 2 young boys I feel like I’m in a constant state of tiredness! However, recently I’ve been struggling to get to sleep, my mind active with all the things I need to do the next day so I’ve really been working at finding the right bedtime environment to help get a better sleep at night. I thought I would share today my tips for ways to get a good night’s sleep if you’re also looking for some ideas to help.
6 Ways To Better Sleep
Choose The Perfect Bed
Given that we spend approximately a 1/3 of our lives sleeping it’s well worth investing in the perfect bed and mattress to assist with a full night’s sleep! We call our bed the cloud, it’s so comfortable and I can’t wait to get into it each night. There’s a huge choice of beds from Bed Guru, with something to suit everyone. They offer free delivery and even stock children’s beds so I know where I’m going when we finally get around to re-doing the children’s bedroom with their new bunk beds.
Go Tech Free – Replace Technology With Books
It’s a common fact that reducing screen time before bed helps us get a good night’s sleep. I am terrible when it comes to being on my phone at night, because all my work is on my phone be it social media or emails. If I’ve been doing emails late my head will be buzzing with ideas of blog posts to write or videos to film. Recently, I have been really trying to read more before bedtime to help my brain switch off and I sometimes feel myself drifting within a few pages! Some people find putting their phone onto “do not disturb” really helps, or even turning it off after 10pm.
Download A Sleep Guide App
Over the past year or so I’ve been amazed at how effective guided sleep meditation apps can be. They help me to clear my brain and focus on my body and help it to drift off to a peaceful night of sleep. I would really recommend having a go if you’ve not already tried one, I swear by them and am usually asleep before the 10-minute session has ended! (Tip: Make sure you set the app to stop once current episode ends so it doesn’t keep going all night!)
Keep Your Bedroom Tidy
Clutter creates distraction, and that’s not what you need for a calming environment, so make sure you add plenty of storage so that your things can be neatly hidden out of sight and keep include some nice storage solutions on top to make things look nice and organised.
If you’ve watched my YouTube channel. you’ll know that I have made multiple videos about minimalism and how much it can affect my mood. If you’re new to minimalism you can read my tips for how to become a minimalist. I am now much more aware of being more mindful about bringing things into the house.
Even during a heatwave, I find that I need something to snuggle into at night. Opting for soft cushions and throws will help you to feel cosy and comfortable. I also love using cushions to prop myself up when reading. I love changing the accessories up throughout the year to change the styling of the room without having to totally redo the decor.
Decorate Light and Airy
I think that light colours on the walls are really relaxing and perfect for the bedroom, calming light and airy colours feel restful. A red wall screaming at me would feel quite intense and not what I need before bedtime. They also open the room and give the feeling of more space and a comforting atmosphere.
I hope these tips help you create a perfect environment to drift off. I’d love to know what you do to help you get a good night’s sleep, so don’t forget to leave me a comment down below and share this if you found it helpful!