As I am writing this I incredibly sleepy as the sun is beaming into the living room and it’s taken me a VERY long time to write this email after a poor night sleep.
Last night I found myself wide awake and unable to get back to sleep for about 2 hours.
And while I normally sleep like a log these days. The only time I had real trouble sleeping was back when I was at university and stressed out about exams. After struggling to get to sleep, getting headaches and not being able to concentrate during the day I took a trip to the GP who tried to prescribe me an anti depressant. I then decided to look for more natural ways to improve sleep
And while there are a lot of herbal remedies in my opinion it comes back to a lot of basic health and mindset issues.
So I wanted to share a few of my top tips for getting a better night sleep.
And a lot of it really comes back to your daily habits. The small things that you can do daily that will add up to the bigger changes to your life and indeed your sleep patterns.
So when you’re lying awake at night just start to have awareness around the things that are running through your mind.
So for me last night, it was actually moments of inspiration, I had a flood of ideas coming to me in the middle of the night.
So that is your first step
#1 Awareness – Because once you can start to pinpoint the reasons or at least some of the thoughts that come up you can start to take action on it.
#2. Routine – I am a HUGE believer in daily habits. The things that you do day in day out, the good habits you create to promote health and wellbeing. There are certain things that I enjoy doing each day and part of those routines is being consistent with the time that you go to bed and when you wake up. This will help to regulate your natural body clock if you are going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day.
#3 – Write it down – Before you go to bed write it down. Jot down the thoughts from the day, any inspirations, any things that are worrying you and start to think about the possible solutions for these problems. Getting this out of you head and down on paper stops you brain from needing to churn it over time and time again during the evening. Even keep that note book by your bed just indeed you do get any inspiration in the middle of the night. That way you can be reminded and be able to deal with it at a more appropriate hour.
#4 – Self Care – If you are not getting enough sleep each evening, chances are it’s starting to affect every other area of your life, from your patience, your concentration, mood, motivation, energy and indeed your appetite. So focus on hydrating, nurturing your body with lots of healthy goodness, moving your body, get outside and connect with nature and just give yourself permission to take time out for yourself to breathe.
And talking of nurturing the body. A common issue with people who struggle to sleep can be a lack of Magnesium and zinc in their diet and therefor the body, muscles and the brain struggle to relax, hence you are left staring at the walls all night long.
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So these steps may seem simple but they are super effective, stop fighting your body and soldiering on. Instead choose to listen to it and respond to what it needs. If you can’t sleep your body is trying to tell you something. So start listening.
I wish you a long and better nights sleep. Because think about how refreshed and on fiyaaaaaa you feel after a full and long night sleep.
And no before you ask I can’t do anything about pesky kids waking you up every night , I’m with you on that one too. Oh unless of course you can ditch them for a few days to come on retreat. See below lol.
Emma ‘Zzzzzzzz’ Colsey-Nicholls
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