New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep, but if you’re looking to improve the quality of your sleep, it’s definitely worth it.
Poor sleep can have wide-ranging impacts on your overall wellbeing, physically and mentally – even your skin and eye health could suffer.
For anyone looking to get better sleep in the New Year, experts from The Sleep Charity have shared their top five tips for catching z’s.
Get out bed
If you’re struggling to nod off, it turns out you can do more than just lie around thinking about how much you wish you could sleep.
Instead, try getting up and doing something you find relaxing for a little while before going back to bed.
Keep a sleep diary
Something that works for one person might not work for another.
A great way to figure out what’s best for helping you sleep is to keep a diary with the details about what you ate, what you did and what time you turned in.
Get a dimmer
Harsh lighting can mess with your body clock and keep you up.
If you get a dimmer or a bedside lamp, you can lower the light levels in your room as it gets closer to bedtime.
Start writing lists
Finding yourself kept awake by worries about tomorrow?
Writing a list of the things you need to achieve the next day before you go to bed can help get those stresses out of your head long enough for you to nod off.
Don’t sleep in
Sorry, we know this is a rough one, but consistency is key.
Sleeping in might feel like a delightful weekend luxury, but it’s important to have a regular sleeping pattern that you can stick to out of habit.
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