Sleep Tips, Why Counting Sheep Is For Shepherd’s Not Sleepers

Sleep Tips, Why Counting Sheep Is For Shepherd’s Not Sleepers

Do you struggle to get to sleep? Dr Michael Haworth, from Rosanna Chiropractic, recommends to his patients to go to bed and get up at the same time every day. And yes, this includes weekends, holidays and days off! 

Going to sleep and waking up at the same time keeps the natural circadian rhythm your body needs to maintain for maximum replenishment during sleep. There are some important things you can do to prepare for a night of great sleep. Consistency in length of sleep, taking time to de-stress, and making sleep a priority all go a long way in promoting healthy sleep. 

Dampening excessively loud noises, staying hydrated and creating a soothing bedtime ritual which eases you into rest mode all assist in nurturing the ideal environment to drift off to.

Make sleep a priority. Each night you should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Some people need 8 to 10, but the key with sleep is consistency. If you wake up rested and ready to tackle the day after 10 hours sleep- each-and-every night, but feel groggy and lethargic after only 7, your body naturally needs more sleep. On the other hand if you wake up rested after 7 this is the perfect amount for you!

Your top priority when looking to get a great night's sleep is the support and comfort your mattress provides. Having a mattress which is supportive of your spinal alignment and comfortable to lie down on at the end of a long day is number one in getting a good night's sleep. The Healthy Life Range at Regal Sleep Solutions is your passport to the healthy and happy life a great sleep brings.

It is important to understand that stress is not conducive to promoting a good night's sleep. If you are counting sheep while trying to doze off, this extra pressure will increase the tossing and turning. Would you like some secret tips for a peaceful sleep? It is as simple as sleeping in comfort. Many people underestimate the value of comfort. Outside of a quality Regal Sleep Solution mattress, invest in quality sheets and comfortable pyjamas, and begin to create the ideal sleep atmosphere.

To achieve all of the above, Dr Haworth recommends to his patients to create a bedtime ritual to promote relaxation. Things like incorporating relaxing essential oils into a warm bath before sleep, drinking a calming cup of herbal tea such as chamomile or peppermint, or practicing meditation or yoga. These are all relaxing pre-bedtime rituals to ready your body and mind for a great sleep.

Remember, healthy sleep is key for a healthy life. Try these tips to help create the ideal sleep environment, and wake up invigorated and replenished!

Sweet dreams! 

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