Do you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed? Do you have trouble focusing on tasks? Do you feel sluggish through your day?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, you may have become a victim to a poor sleep hygiene schedule. Sleep hygiene refers to the practices and everyday routines that dominate your time before bed. What most people forget is that your practices, environment, and routines largely effect your quality of sleep. "Our bodies aren't meant to stay amped up and then drop into sleep like a stone - they're meant to gradually unwind." (Headspace, 2021). Consequently, there are so many benefits to a good nights sleep, it helps your mind rejuvenate, improves your immune system, and brighten your mood.
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"Successful Sleeps bring Successful Sunrises."
The phrase and philosophy, "Win the morning, Win the day" popularised by New York Time's Bestseller, Tim Ferriss, may have fallen short on one little detail: Sleep. To win the morning, you will need a replenishing rest that will help you spring out of bed into the day. Better yet, we've come up with a more suitable phrase: Successful Sleeps bring Successful Sunrises. We win when we wake up energized and full of life! With this in mind, our Louvelle team have collated all the best tips to help you sleep peacefully!
Your body is like an instrument that needs to be tuned and practiced. Your body needs to follow a system or a pattern. Practice makes permanent, so whatever you do before bed will directly effect your sleep. You need to be intentional about what you choose to do with your time. This means being consistent with going to bed and waking up at the same time. By doing this it creates a framework for your body's internal clock to expect and be prepared for rest everyday.
Relax and Unwind
Disconnect from the outside world. This means no technology, and yes you'll have to wait till the next day to watch (or binge) the tv show you've been pining after. The light from devices can trigger an alarm within your body clock, ensuring that you stay awake for longer. Create a sanctuary in your room. Set the mood with relaxing nature simulations or read a book. Spoil yourself by drawing a bubble bath. These little practices will create a smooth transition to sleep, it advises your body that it is time for bed.
Ensure that your environment is cool and comfortable. The temperature of your room counts, studies have shown that the ideal temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius. Consequently, your mattress, pillows and blankets should be cosy and allow your body to float into a sleeping state.
"Your Bedroom is Sacred Sanctuary."
Another thing to take into account when controlling your environment is lighting. In addition to the effects of technological light can have on your body, any light, such as lamps, can have the same effect. Keeping the lighting dim and to a minimum will let your body know that it is time for bed. We have the perfect solution for this! Louvelle presents the Chloe Eye Mask in Monochrome Stripe! The soft silk from the mask, exude a cooling effect which work to sooth the delicate eye area, while ensuring no ambient light disturb your slumber.
Furthermore, we suggest keeping this space sacred. This means only using this space for sleep. Move and shift all other activities, such as television, scrolling, or endless work tasks, to other spaces. This will help and train your body to prepare and anticipate a good nights rest.
(Bonus) Stay Active
We know, we know you've heard all about the amazing benefits of exercise. Did you know that aerobic exercise can improve your sleep quality, as well as your overall health. Also, exercise your mind. Do puzzles, read a book, or learn a new language. This will create new connections and patterns in your brain that will intern prolong the possibility of illness, such as dementia.
We hope these tips help you get better sleep and guide you on your way to living your best life! Sleep beautifully babes, your health will thank you for it Xx.