As the clocks go back, it can interfere with our sleep patterns. A good night’s sleep is important for mind and body, so there are a few tips to steer you towards a refreshing slumber.
Those who already live at The Vale, will have a comfortable, stylish and inviting bedroom. Lighting can be controlled remotely at the touch of a button. Use low lighting as you prepare to wind down for bed.
Remember, our sleep patterns naturally change as we get older so it is not unusual to wake earlier or later. If you have erratic sleep patterns, then keeping a sleep diary might help you to identify some of the possible triggers that are preventing you from drifting off or what helped when you did.
There are some other things you can do, or avoid, to assist in getting you to sleep. No TV, computer/lap top or mobile phone activity close to bedtime. Try to go bed at a regular time, exercise at the same time each day, but not within 3 hours of bedtime and avoid large meals or plenty of time to digest them before retiring for the night. Think about eating your main meal at lunchtime and something lighter in the evening.
Keep the room at a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold – and as quiet as possible. You will find that good, heavy curtains with black out linings may also help.
So climb into bed, tuck yourself in, relax and sweet dreams.