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5 Steps for Better Sleep Every Night

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Most of you are exhausted and desperate for a good night's sleep. But once you're in bed, you spend the night tossing, turning and waking up at unholy hours. I've been there. I've had the 3 am-bolt-awake experiences and the restless nights trying to get comfortable.

Woman lying in bed unable to sleep

I mentioned my struggle to a friend back in 2021 and she suggested hypnotherapy.

I know, I had the same reaction; serious misconceptions and reservations. But I gave it a go anyway and WOW the quality of my sleep changed dramatically.

The sessions themselves were firmly rooted in scientific study and made a lot of sense practically. I didn't do anything weird and it was nothing like the movies. I know Nicole would be delighted to tell you more about it if you're interested!

Now, it doesn't matter what the day throws at me, I can still guarantee the 7 to 8 hours of sleep I need.

Woman in a deep sleep

Here are 5 steps for better sleep every night:

1. A brain dump. I write any nagging thoughts down so I don't have to think about them anymore or worry that I'll forget tomorrow. I keep a pen and notebook next to my bed for exactly this!

2. A guided meditation to fall asleep to every single night. There are amazing ones freely available (I enjoy The Honest Guys on YouTube!) but I like to have it downloaded so I can press play, turn off the screen and drift off. These meditations help my body to get comfortable and completely relax.

3. A break from electronics and taxing tasks at least 30 minutes before bed. I can't rush around doing chores and then expect to drop off to sleep. I have to give my body a chance to wind down by doing something relaxing. I don't always get this right but I try to slow down as much as possible before bed.

Twinings Sleep Tea

4. A chamomile tea a couple of hours before bed. Twinings have a spiced apple and vanilla sleep one at the moment that is magical. (Let me know if you try it!)

5. A topic talk ban. This is a tough one. My husband and I quite often have deep, meaningful conversations WAY too close to bedtime. This does not help sleep at all as my brain will be going 1000 miles an hour. We now have an agreement not to have any intense conversations late into the evenings.

Sleep is so important to help our bodies and brains function at their optimum. It is worth the effort to get it right.

How do you ensure good quality sleep? Which of these tips will you try?

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