Tips for better nights sleep…

One thing I’m sure we can all agree on is how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep.  On a personal level, I find that I eat better, I have more energy to work out, and I’m more agreeable and generally just a lot more pleasant to be around.

I’ve written before about the things that keep me awake at night, unfortunately, none of this has changed and my worries/restless nights have just continued. I’m writing this post in collaboration with Phenergan® Night Time to offer some practical advice and hopefully a better night’s sleep.

The first thing I’m going to suggest is working through your thoughts/worries before heading to bed. If you’re anything like me, once my head hits the pillow my mind goes into overdrive. Maybe writing down your concern and then a possible solution before bed could help resolve this niggle?

Is it just me or is snuggling into fresh sheets one of life’s little highs? Try spending a minute or two fluffing the pillows and shaking out the bedspread, it’s the small things that make a difference. On the same topic, don’t ever scrimp when buying a new mattress.  This is one of the most important investments you’ll make and it’s certainly worth you taking time and putting consideration into buying the perfect mattress. 

I tend to slump at 3pm which often leads to a caffeine-related hit, when the reality is, I sleep so much better when I avoid coffee after lunchtime. The same applies to late nights getting caught up in a moment with the treat draw or whatever I can find in the fridge.

Sometimes a long hot bath is all you need, but with the hectic modern day lifestyle, this is a completely unrealistic ritual. I know many people have found ‘sleep success‘ by leaving their mobile phone in another room and using an alarm clock to wake up. After a long day maybe cosying up with a book is more sensible than scrolling Instagram? I’m going to make an effort to read in bed rather than scroll.

Let’s talk about the mind for a moment, it’s a strange ole thing at times. When I know I need to get up early for a certain event or I’m going to bed much later than planned I’ll lay awake fretting about getting enough sleep. There are nights when it’s easier and more sensible to simply get up if you can’t sleep, not ideal but marginally better than tossing and turning for hours.

Should you find yourself experiencing a stage of being unable to sleep or light insomnia, speak to your Pharmacist/GP or try Phenergan® Night Time to break the cycle?

What is your advice for day’s when you simply can’t sleep? Any tips to share?

Katie

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Please note the following: 

Phenergan® Night Time (RRP £4.79) for 14 tablets is available from behind the pharmacy counter only. Phenergan Night Time 25mg tablets contain promethazine hydrochloride and are suitable for adults and children over 16 years of age. Take one or two 25mg tablets before bed. Phenergan Night Time should not be used for longer than 7 days without medical advice. Always read the package leaflet before use.

 

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