When living a healthy adult life; one thing a lot of us don’t consider is a good nighttime routine we can follow to improve our mental and physical health.
You might already have a morning routine in the bag for productive days, but today we want to focus on the other end of the spectrum and consider some of the things you can do in the evenings to help you relax and reset for the next day.
Here are some of the things you can add into your night time routine this year to help you enjoy better sleep and a more energised day.
Switch off technology
First of all it is important to consider the link between sleep and anxiety disorders. Sleep is a process that is essential for the brain, and we must invest in enough sleep to allow the body to repair itself and for the mind to reset. If you don’t do this you’ll be more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders. One way to help the brain switch off before bed is to turn off technology 30 minutes before you go to sleep. This will give your brain a chance to wind down and you’ll get a much better quality sleep as a result.
Dim the lights
Our eyes are very sensitive to light – and the more light that is present in our world, the more awake we feel. When trying to calm yourself down for a night of sleep it is important not to have too much light in your eyes and to do this you can dim the lights in your living room or bedroom. This will allow your eyes to calm and it will help you start to feel more tired.
Have a peppermint tea
It is so important at night to do what you can to relax the body and mind. When considering a drink to enjoy before you go to bed it might be tempting to reach for a warm cup of hot chocolate however dairy can be difficult to digest before bedtime and this might actually keep you awake. However, peppermint tea has relaxation properties and will fight against both headaches and pains to ensure that you are able to relax and get ready for a healthy night of sleep.
Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes
We know that brushing teeth might not be the most exciting or groundbreaking thing to have in your routine – but it is the WAY you brush your teeth that we want to consider. Most of us don’t brush our teeth for long enough, and over time this can impact our health and wellness. Consider timing yourself as your brush your teeth at night time to make sure you spend the full 2 minutes and the difference you will start to notice is immense.
Try using a few of these different steps to bring your night time routine to life and get you ready for a healthy slumber.