If you’re a victim of tossing and turning the whole night and waking up groggy, don’t worry; we’ve got the remedy you need to help you get your beauty sleep
Is there anything worse than hitting the bed after a long day and just staring into darkness waiting to fall asleep? How many times have you counted sheep or counted the minutes until you have to wake up the next morning, wishing you could just go to sleep? And then when you finally do, it’s only for a few hours before morning comes and you have to wake up and start your day, all groggy, tired and snappy. Fortunately for you, we have five foolproof ways that will guarantee a good night’s sleep.
- Switch off before bedtime
The easiest way to fall asleep quickly is to ensure that all your screens are off at least an hour before you intend to go to sleep. This is because the light from your devices makes you more alert, which is definitely not something you want as you’re getting ready to get some zzzs. So instead of scrolling through your Instagram feed, why not read a chapter of that book that you’ve been meaning to read?
- Exercise right
We all know that working out has multiple health benefits. One of the major ones is that it contributes to getting in some shuteye. However, the time and the amount you exercise are really important as well. To get some proper sleep, exercise in the mornings rather than in the evenings to give your body enough time to cool down. Apart from this, ensure that you workout for at least 30 minutes everyday at a moderate intensity to fall asleep easily.
- Wind down with some herbal tea
After a long day at work, you need something to wind down with. And there’s nothing better to do that with than a soothing cup of herbal tea. Besides having a host of other health benefits, Gardner Street’s Lavender Love will also help you to sleep better at night. Known to be a mild sedative, lavender relieves stress, anxiety and depression and as a result helps to cure insomnia. Add to this, lemongrass and peppermint also help you to relax, while the rose petals have an uplifting effect on the nervous system, giving you the best sleep ever.
- Draw a warm bath
Even if you don’t have candles and rose petals, you can still soak yourself to sleep. A warm bath raises your body temperature slightly, so that when you get out, it cools down rapidly. This is similar to the natural drop in temperature the brain generates, as it gets ready for sleep.
- Eat your way to sleep
A light snack before you sleep can also help with the tossing and turning. That’s because certain foods include a small amount of magnesium that can relieve insomnia. Include foods like green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and almonds and you are sure to sleep like a baby.