Bedtime But Ain’t Sleeping? Plus Solutions

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Sleep is an essential factor in our daily lifes. It is often that we are not getting enough of it due to the demanding factors of school work, college work or the workload in general.  This contributes to negative effects on health. Prioritise Sleep. Remember sleep is when the body repairs and regenerates. The best sleep time is 7 to 8 hours per night.

Lack of sleep causes:

  • Poor concentration and fatigue
  • Dark circles around eyes
  • Heart problems etc high blood pressure, heart disease
  • Poor skin quality etc frequent breakouts, dehydrated complexion, redness
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Weight gain etc poor metabolism, obesity, type 2 diabetes
  • Reduction of healing new and old injuries
  • Frail hair
  • Poor immune system

Feeling Tired But Ain’t Sleeping?

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Being sleep deprived ain’t no fun, feeling tired but can’t seem to fall asleep. Maybe you could be disrupting your snoozes. Surfing the net on our tablets, smartphones that are back lit and laptops right before bed can disrupt the sleeping pattern. That means no more late night Facebook chats with friends. Noooo. The blue light from these devices make our brains think its daytime. Not to fear though you can always get orange tinted glasses to block out the blue light. You can get them on amazon and a website called Gunnar. But obviously the better bet would be to get more sleep.

Finding Solutions 

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Unwinding and relaxing before bed really is a big factor in getting a good night’s sleep.When we sleep well we feel refreshed and ready for the day. I know I do. The ideal situation is not bombarding yourself with work and that includes surfing the net after a certain point. Finding little things like reading, taking a hot bath, getting into your PJ’s, listening to gentle music on an ipod can distract and switch off your brain. You want to trick you brain into thinking it’s time for bed.

Use your bed for sleep time, avoid doing work or studying in your room. You want to create an atmosphere and a routine only for sleep. Also make sure its dark enough etc lined dark curtains and block out blinds. There is nothing worse then having light shining through windows at dawn.

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In the few hours before settling for bed try to use the lights you need. Lessening the exposure to bright lights before bed will help you wind down.

Running to the toilet in the middle of the night is another sleep discruptor, it may be best to limit the amount of fluid intake right before bedtime.

Don’t drink any caffeinated drinks.Drinking herbal teas that aid with sleep and that don’t contain caffeine are great.There are many bedtime teas out there in health food stores and Amazon have a few.Chamomile tea is a favorite of mine. Herbal supplements such as Valerian aid with sleep aswell.

Getting into a regular pattern of sleep is key, meaning waking and sleeping at the same times each day. This improves sleep. Avoid lying in at weekends although tempting, this will only mess up your sleep cycle.

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Try to get regular exercise in per day to tire yourself out. Light exercise such as walking. Developing these habits will in time, improve your sleep pattern.

I myself love lavender oil. I apply a few drops on my wrists and the sides of my pillow. The smell is just so calming and relaxing.

If you are stressed or anxiety is high steam inhalation of lavender oil and sandalwood oil may do the trick. A few drops of each in a bowl of hot water. Keeping a notebook and a pen close to your bed to write down your worries could help too.

I hope you guys are getting your beauty sleep 😉

Thanks for reading,

Alli-Xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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