We’ve all been there, tossing and turning, mentally counting the hours until your alarm will go off to start the day. There is nothing worse than not being able to sleep, whether it’s down to stress, caffeine, or your partner snoring!
We all got together in our office today and came up with our top tips a great night’s sleep, based on what works for us.
- No caffeine after 5pm– this is one we try to live by every day- some days it’s hard! Caffeine won’t affect everyone the same way, but for the majority of people it will affect your ability to switch off if you drink it late in the day.
- Chamomile tea– If you need a hot drink before bed stay away from caffeine rich tea & coffee, and opt for a relaxing Chamomile herbal tea.
- Put the phone away! Let’s set the scene most of us know too well: you go to bed at 10.30pm, excited to have an early night for once. Set your alarm for the next morning feeling proud at the amount of hours sleep you’re about to get. Wait, just one quick check on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, emails, *repeat*; three hours later you’re STILL SCROLLING. Put. The. Phone. Away.
- Set your alarm in the evening – While we’re on the topic of phones, one good tip we got during our office chat was to set your alarm earlier in the evening. Hear us out. By setting your alarm about 4 hours before bed it makes you more aware of the time needed to sleep, making you less likely to stay up late. It also prevents the anxiety of setting your alarm right before going to sleep and realising you’ve stayed up WAY too late.
- Insert your Discreet Snoring Aid! Whether you snore, or your partner does, there is nothing worse than lying awake while someone snores the house down. Snoring affects BOTH people- the bed partner from deafening noise, and the snorer from being woken every hour with a swift nudge to the back. Our Discreet Snoring Aid increases air flow by 38% through the nose, which significantly reduces snoring. We even use it if we’re a little congested to help us breathe more comfortably at night. Pick one up here.
- Exercise – (this is a serious case of us not practicing what we preach). We know how effective doing some form of exercise is to releasing endorphins, unwinding after a long day, and helping reduce anxiety – even a 20 minute walk in the evening will make a difference! We are guilty of not taking our own advice on this one – we are trying to improve however!
Do you have any tips you swear by? We’d love to hear them – let us know in the comments!
Team Nasal Medical