The clocks go back this Sunday, this means that the days feel shorter and the mornings get darker...
In order to avoid physical and mental health problems, we all need to make the most of the extra hour in bed - We all need to GET THE BEST SLEEP!
Enjoying that extra hour in bed is crucial to resetting your sleep schedule.
Don’t try to force yourself to wake up at your regular wake up time, but allow yourself to wake up NATURALLY, enjoy the extra hour and head to bed earlier.
With just one extra hour of sleep you can enjoy a multitude of benefits for your mind and body, including increasing your memory, learning capacity, and reducing stress levels and blood pressure.
Here are our tips to get the perfect night’s sleep:
Expose yourself to sunlight: The more time you spend in the sun and exercising outdoors, the quicker your biological clock will reset itself.
Avoid bright lights two hours before bed: search for the “night mode” on your mobile. This will reduce the blue light emissions.
Keep your sleeping routine the same: Sleeping and waking at the same time improves our sleep quality.
Time for a warm bath before bed: in order to induce sleep we need to lower our body temperature, and the best way to do this it to raise it! Try a warm bath two to three hours before going to sleep to increase your core temperature, which will cause your body to direct blood flow towards your skin and therefore release heat.
Set up your bedroom: Invest in a blackout curtains to block the sunlight, a good and comfy mattress and don’t forget higher tog duvets to really wrap up warm.
Having said all of that, remember that on Sunday, 25 October 2020, 02:00:00 the clocks are turning back 1 hour to 01:00:00 GMT. So, how will you make the most of it?