National Sleep Awareness Week – Don’t scrimp on your sleep!
Sleep is something that many of us in the 21st century don’t get enough of due to busy work schedules and demanding social lives, but scrimping out on the beloved zz’s could be detrimental to our health in the long term as well as stopping us from being focussed throughout the day.
Getting a full eight hours of sleep a night ensures our bodies are having an adequate amount of time to rest and recuperate. Lack of sleep means you are not nourishing your body in the correct way, so your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are not as tip top as they could be. Ensuring these are nourished is crucial for memory, learning and growth so instead of staying up to flick through your Facebook one last time, put your phone down and enjoy a well-earned sleep that will keep your energy levels ticking over the next day.
2 – 8 March is National Sleep Awareness Week so follow our top tips this week to ensure you sleep like a baby every night.
- Your bedroom should be a sleeping haven. It should be kept clean, tidy and fresh with as little media as possible to ensure you are associating your room with only sleep. So leave the TV, your phone and your laptop in the lounge and get engrossed in a good book before you drift off.
- Exercise daily. Exercising daily helps your body to relax at the end of the day as all your excess energy will have been burnt off! So whether it’s a Zumba class, a light walk or a swimming session get working out to help you sleep.
- Food is your energy. This might not seem obvious but drinking alcohol and smoking close to bedtime gets the stimulants in your brain working so your sleep will be disrupted throughout the night.
- Quality is everything. It might seem like an expense but investing in good pillows, a duvet and mattress are the absolute basics and are indispensable when it comes to quality sleep.
- Finally, trying to stick to the same bed time every day will regulate your body clock and help you to stay asleep for longer. If you feel like you’re missing out on a lie in then stay in bed on a Sunday morning with a book and your paper.
Heat Holders provide the wearer with the ultimate warmth and as studies have found that cold feet affect our sleep patterns it is a good idea to keep your toes warm. Scientists at Basel University, Switzerland, have found that ‘warm feet promote the rapid onset of sleep,’ thus Heat Holders offer a straightforward and cost effective solution to help stop people tossing and turning whilst trying to drift off to sleep.
This week get your Heat Holders on order so you can see just how well they work!