How to get a good night's sleep

How to get a good night's sleep

Many of us really struggle to get a good night's sleep, maybe it's on Sunday when we know we have a big week coming or when we are experiencing a lot of stress in our lives. Regardless of the cause, there are many steps we can take to ensure we get a good night's sleep. So how do we get a good night's sleep?

In today's fast-paced world, achieving a restful night's sleep can sometimes be a challenge. That's why I’m here to guide you on a journey toward better sleep with these ten holistic tips:

  1. Establish a Consistent Sleep Schedule: Set a regular sleep-wake cycle by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. This practice helps regulate your body's internal clock and promotes better sleep quality.
  2. Create a Peaceful Sleep Environment: Design your bedroom as a sanctuary of relaxation. Ensure a comfortable mattress and pillows (worth the money), block out excessive light and noise (I wear a sleeping mask), and maintain a cool, well-ventilated space for optimal sleep (I keep the window open a fraction, even in Winter).
  3. Unwind with a Bedtime Ritual: Engage in calming activities before bed, such as reading, gentle stretching, or practicing mindfulness techniques. This ritual signals to your body and mind that it's time to unwind and prepare for sleep. I dim the lights as I am beginning my wind-down routine.
  4. Limit Stimulants and Electronic Devices: Minimise or avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol close to bedtime, as they can interfere with sleep patterns. Additionally, reduce exposure to electronic devices with blue light emission to promote more restful sleep. You can also wear blue light-blocking glasses- I get mine from eBay.
  5. Embrace a Sleep-Friendly Diet: Incorporate sleep-supportive foods into your diet, such as magnesium-rich dark leafy greens, soothing herbal teas like chamomile or lavender, and tryptophan-containing foods like turkey or pumpkin seeds.
  6. Exercise Regularly: Engaging in physical activity during the day promotes better sleep at night. Find activities you enjoy and aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week, while avoiding intense workouts close to bedtime.
  7. Manage Stress: Prioritise stress management techniques, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or journaling, to calm your mind and reduce anxiety. Unloading stress before bedtime can significantly improve sleep quality. I often will listen to meditations on Youtube to drift me off to sleep or listen to ocean or rain sounds, it’s good to try a few and see what works.
  8. Create a Sleep-Friendly Routine: Establish a pre-bedtime routine that signals to your body that it's time to wind down. This could involve a warm bath, gentle stretching, or listening to calming music. Consistency is key! I put my phone away from the bedroom when I am in bed, I can only read my book, not my phone, a rule I now adore.
  9. Evaluate Your Sleep Environment: Assess your bedroom for potential sleep disruptions. Address issues like uncomfortable pillows, allergens, or excessive noise that may interfere with your sleep quality. Also look at moving your bed head away from electronics or power switches, as these emit EMF, which will disrupt your sleep.
  10. Seek Natural Sleep Aids: Consider natural sleep aids like herbal supplements, such as valerian root or passionflower, or soothing essential oils like lavender or chamomile. This is where I shine, as a clinical practitioner, if you were to book in to see me, I can put you on practitioner supplements, herbal tonics, or many other options, tailored to you and that will help get the best night's sleep.

Remember, sleep is a vital aspect of your well-being, and these tips can help you unlock the rejuvenating power of restful nights. Should you have any questions or require personalised guidance on optimising your sleep health, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you on your journey to better sleep and improved overall vitality.

Wishing you peaceful nights and energised mornings!

Warm regards,


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