“Our lives have changed dramatically over the last month and unsurprisingly,
this is having an effect on our sleep. We often forget how important rest is but it’s amazing how different you feel when you’ve had a great night’s sleep!
Our minds and bodies are dealing with a lot at the moment, so it’s more important than ever to focus on the things that will help us to tackle the day ahead.”
Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sleepeezee’s Brand Ambassador
1. Establish a routine
We’re all having to adapt to a new normal, but it’s important to establish a routine – as a mum of two, I quickly realised how important this was! Our internal body clock has a huge impact on our sleep and a change in routine can throw this out of kilter. While it may be tempting to lie-in or nap during the day, it can easily disrupt our natural rhythm which will have a knock-on affect for your sleep. If possible, try to get up and go to sleep at roughly the same time every day.
2. Create a sleep sanctuary
Our homes have had to turn into classrooms, workout studios and indoor jungle gyms and this change in the status quo can really affect our ability to fall asleep. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, make sure that your bedroom feels as cosy and comfortable as possible. If you’re working from home, make sure you tidy away any paperwork or screens you may have used throughout the day and use soft lighting to start to get your mind and body ready for sleep.
3. Stay active
I am obviously massively biased about how great exercise is for you,
but I’ve seen it transform my life in so many different ways. There are so many amazing benefits that you can reap from exercise and a better night’s sleep is definitely one of them. Likewise, the better you sleep, the better you’ll be able to tackle the day ahead giving you more energy to challenge yourself to go on a run or do a home workout – it’s all linked.
4. Embrace natural light and fresh air
Whilst we’re social distancing and self-isolating, some of us probably aren’t getting quite as much natural light and fresh air as we’re used to. Natural light is a great way to kick-start our bodies in the morning, so if you’re feeling groggy, a morning walk could be just what you need. If you aren’t able to leave the house, throwing open the windows can make a big difference too.
5. Put those phones away!
We’re all guilty of it, but using phones and tablets just before bed is a sure-fire way to get your brain whirring, especially if we’ve got constant news alerts and work e-mails coming through. Set yourself a deadline for switching everything off and grab a book before bed if you can.
Everything’s easy when you Sleepeezee.