The Right Time: What to Include as Part of Your Night Routine

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This is a collaborative post.

The night time is the right time to perfect your sleep. If you are someone who has had issues for many years, you may very well be neglecting an important part of your day. The right sleep routine as well as practice is in the run-up to bedtime can make all the difference. Let’s show you some of the things that can make a massive change to your night and sleep.

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Reducing Blue Light 

The blue light being emitted from your screens and your devices will severely disrupt your sleep hormone melatonin. This will in turn cause problems with your circadian rhythms, making you feel very sluggish when you wake up. Some people cannot bear to part from their phones in the run-up to bedtime. Some people feel that it is just the perfect way to wind down, by idly scrolling through social media. In which case, incorporating blue light blocking glasses will make everything less harsh on your eyes. 

Relaxing Your Mind and Body

When we start to actively prepare for bed rather than thinking that we are tired so we just go upstairs, it gives our bodies and brains the opportunity to wind down. There are many things that we can all do to get into this frame of mind. There are common practices like meditation, but if you are someone that doesn’t necessarily enjoy trying to switch off you may want to go down the physical route. Getting your body down to a certain temperature is a far better approach to help you get into a more relaxed state. And you can do this, believe it or not, by having a cold shower! A cold shower is quite shocking, to begin with, but doing it on a regular basis will cool your body down so you can get to the optimum sleep temperature. In addition to this, making sure that your room is of the right temperature is vital. 

Making a Start on the Next Day

When you have a plan in place for what you are going to do tomorrow, there’s a lot less for you to think about. When we prepare for the next day, either in practical terms or in emotional ones, this gives us a far better angle on tackling the day. We have to remember that when we wake up in the morning, it’s our attitude that will shape the rest of the day. We can either choose to feel terrible when we wake up, or we can wake up with a purpose. The simplest way to do this is to reduce the amount of decision fatigue. Laying your clothes out, preparing a packed lunch, or even making a to-do list, will reduce the number of things that you will need to complete. When we incorporate the right routines into our lives, we will feel the benefits. And by incorporating the right night-time routines for your needs, you will tackle the day far better. Learning to perfect your sleep routine is another thing, but if you want to get a head start in life, you’ve got to start before you go to bed. 

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