10 tips for your best sleep

February 25, 2013

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Improve the quality of your rest with these easy to follow tips 

Prioritize the quality of your sleep.
It is an essential as your exercise routine or a healthy meal.

Find your perfect balance.
Not all of us require eight hours’ sleep a night; work out the level of rest you need.

Keep to a regular routine. 
Going to bed at the same time each night will program your body for sleep.

Invest in a good bed.
A truly comfortable bed will provide deep, reviving sleep every night.

Give yourself space.
Buy the biggest bed your room can accommodate so that you can luxuriate in an undisturbed night’s rest.

Spend time in the daylight.
The sun lets your brain know it’s time to be awake, while the switch to darkness at night prompts a feeling of sleepiness.

Be active and engaged.
Physical and mental exercise during the day will help you to sleep better at night.

Ease down your evenings.
Too much stimulation before bed – from alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, or activity, can stop you sleeping.

Unwind your way. 
A relaxed body and mind will prepare you for sleep. Find a bedtime routine that helps you to unwind easily.

Create the right atmosphere.
Darkness, quiet and the ideal temperature help you to fall and stay asleep.

Dr. Neil Stanley is an independent British sleep expert with 25 years’ experience in his field; he is a past Chairman of the British Sleep Society.



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