Avoid coffee a few hours before bed
Coffee contains the stimulant, caffeine, which is a drug which speeds up the signals travelling between your brain and body. Because of this, it prevents you from relaxing and will keep you awake longer.
Avoid coffee and other drinks that also contain caffeine, such as tea and cola soft drinks, before bed so that you’re not kept awake by its stimulating effects.
For more information, read our blog: The stimulating effects of caffeine on sleep
Turn off the tech
We love our phones, our tablets and TV, which means it’s tempting to be glued to our screens in bed. However, this can certainly stop us from falling asleep quickly because our minds are being entertained, our concentration is being focused, and the light emitted can trigger our brains to remain awake for longer.
For more information, read our blog: Technology’s effect on your sleeping habits
Cooling your room
Your room’s temperature can have a direct impact on your ability to get to sleep. Having a hot, stuffy room can make it very difficult to nod off in bed, especially as your body needs to drop a few degrees while asleep.
Consider making your room a little cooler with air conditioning, a fan or opening a window to let in some night air.
For more information, read our blog: How does temperature affect sleep?
These 6 tips will help ensure that you’re giving yourself the best opportunity to fall into a quality sleep much faster each and every time.
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