Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5 Tips For Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Comfortable ladies pyjamas
It’s been said that in order to reduce stress and have healthy skin, you have to get a good night’s sleep. I realize that as I get older, I require more sleep in order to function during the day. I also know that everyone is different and the amount of sleep necessary is different from person to person.

Personally, I usually do not have a problem falling asleep or sleeping well at night. It’s rare for me to wake up not feeling refreshed. I know that many of you have issues with sleep, so I wanted to share some of my tips to get some good rest...

Listen to meditations - Calm music slows down your brain waves. One of my rituals at night before going to sleep is to listen to relaxing meditations. Do a search on YouTube for “relaxing meditation” and you’ll come across tons of videos.

Take deep breaths - The counting sheep thing never worked for me, but chanting “sleep” does. Inhale for a count of 5, hold for a count of 5, then exhale for a count of 5. As you inhale and exhale, say to yourself, “Deep sleep”.

Wear comfortable pj’s - Wearing soft cotton pj’s to bed makes me feel so cozy and comfortable. Matalan has a great selection of ladies pyjamas. I love all the polka dots and stripes!

Here are other pajamas I'm adding to the wishlist:



Lavender aromatherapy - Lavender has been used for many years to help people relax and go to sleep. Dab lavender essential oil on the inside of your wrist or on your temples. You can also try applying lavender lotion on your skin before bed.

Read a book - I don’t know what it is about reading in bed, but it puts me to sleep every time!

What do you do to help fall asleep quickly and get a good night’s rest?

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