Thursday, 6 February 2014

How to get the perfect night sleep....

Sleeping (Photo credit: RelaxingMusic)
Late nights, early starts (that's if you even make them) and finding that you never seem to get enough sleep, even if you nap several times a day - students can often have worse sleeping patterns than newborn babies... - are all a huge problem faced by those who have left home for university.

Today I want to share the tips and tricks I have come across (and been told by the intelligent people out there) so that when all the clubbing catches up with you, you know that you can recuperate and rest up for that next big night out...

1. Lights out. No distractions. - Sounds really daft but by making sure that as soon as the lights are out you are no longer on your phone/laptop catching up on all those interesting tweets and stalking various people on Facebook. Give your brain a chance to turn off and you'll find that sleep comes a whole lot quicker. (I'm totally guilty of this... especially when I'm blogging...)

Three rubber ducks in foam bath
Three rubber ducks in foam bath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
2. A bubble bath. - I read somewhere a long time ago that a warm bubble bath an hour or so before bed is one of the best ways to get yourself ready to sleep. The science of it is that it'll raises your body temperature and as you cool down you relax and find that sleep should come a little bit quicker. Just got to find the time to fit it in between lectures, and work, and other attempts at naps...

3. A walk or run. - A little bit of strenuous excersise before bed, be that a run, walk, or trip to the gym, and you'll go out like a light. It works!

4. Lavender Spray. - I'm definitely not a fan of lavender in any way shape or form. But it has been shown that by spraying lavender essence onto pillows and the bedding is enough to get you off to the deepest of sleeps.... I must admit, I'm not convinced...

5. Hot drinks - Hot milk, hot chocolate, Ovaltine or Horlicks. Before bed and you can't go wrong.

6. A Chilled Ambiance (<Micky Flanagan voice...) - Many people find that having a background noise such a rain against the window or classical music can help send you to sleep. That combined with being the perfect temperature - be that snuggled under the duvet, or having the cold side of the pillow. There is nothing I like more that being snuggled up under the duvet, with the right pillow with rain against the window...

How do you get the perfect night sleep? Any tips and hints that would make a night sleep perfect for anyone else? Comment below!!

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1 comment:

  1. The past few nights I've been sleeping terribly! I'm tossing and turning and before you know it, it's 4am :/ Hope this tips help me :) Thanks for being a part of the Student Link-Up! Hope you post again tomorrow xx
    Oh Hey Kayspray!