Good Night's Sleep
Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. When you don't get enough sleep, it can cause you to have more negative reactions and that's just not hygge. Here are some tips (that we live by) for a better night's rest.
- Exercise during the day. Simple breathing exercises or a mindful body scan just before going to bed are also useful.
- Avoid heavy meals in the evening. A full stomach can be uncomfortable and disrupt your sleeping patterns.
- A warm shower or bath is a great way to unwind both mind and body.
- Avoid activities that keep the mind whirring, like watching TV, scrolling through Facebook or playing video games.
- If you’re a worrier, get a head start on your to-do lists for the next day. Once your tasks are on paper (or in your phone), they’ll be less likely to trouble your mind and keep you awake.
- Try to go to bed at about the same time every night so your body and mind know when to get ready to slow down.
- Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet – there shouldn’t be any noise to disturb your sleep. Consider introducing soothing scents like lavender to help you to relax.
Still can’t sleep? Don’t worry. Just try to keep your thoughts positive and concentrate on one or two things that brought you happiness or reassurance during the day. Having a relaxing bedtime routine like reading nighttime meditations can also support deep, tranquil sleep.