Waking up in the early hours of the day with enough time to make way for your morning routine sounds easy. After all, it’s just waking up - shouldn't it be easy?
But, if you’re not getting good quality sleep, you can kiss waking up early goodbye.
Good quality sleep is so much more important than anyone realises. While it should be as simple as laying your head down, in reality, there's more to it.
So, we're here to help you out. Here are some tips you should do incorporate into your sleep routine for good quality sleep.
- Clean up the Bedroom
Imagine this. You’ve been busy all day, clothes are strewn across the room, your chair is hidden under the pile of dirty laundry, your bedside table’s a mess, and you can no longer see the contents of your dresser.
Waking up to this mess every day isn’t good for anyone, especially for you. You don’t want to keep waking up to this sort of silly stress hanging over your head. So, it’s time to stop waking up to the thought, “Oh my god, my bedroom’s a mess,” and instead, let’s have you wake up to your bedroom looking the way it should.
Cleaning up your room before bed is also a great way to wind down, and get your brain into thinking that, “Aaah, it’s time for bed.” It’s also good because you're no longer looking at your phone and instead, getting rather pleased with yourself by going to sleep in a clean room.
- Drink up some calming chamomile tea
Ever find yourself hitting the pillow and then laying there for what seems like hours on end, wishing that you could finally go to sleep?
Chamomile tea will be a great addition to your sleep routine. In this busy world, chamomile tea is just absolutely fantastic, because, with every sip, you’re slowly vanquishing your worries.
You’re no longer thinking about problems revolving around work, family, etc..
You’re now only focused on sleep.
Studies have proven its sleep benefits, and it’s great for you to slowly sip it as you get ready for bed. You might even find yourself yawning, itching for your Cuddledown duvet even before you’ve finished that last sip.
Have you incorporated chamomile tea into your sleep routine? Let us know in the comments of how it’s changed your night routine!
- Listen to a good sleep playlist
One thing that can change your life is creating a sleep playlist.
Sipping your tea as you clean your bedroom while listening to soft, calming music does wonders in getting your brain to shut down. You’ll already be yawning even before you hit the sack.
You might ask: what music should my sleep playlist include?
Well, it depends on your taste. Are you one for orchestral, movie soundtracks, piano, or even nature sounds? It could take a few tries, but once you create that perfect sleep playlist, you’ll never google the words, “How to get good sleep,” ever again.
- Sleep using the right material.
It’s amazing to see how many people underestimate sleeping on good quality sheets and pillows.
This is a PSA: STOP SLEEPING ON POOR QUALITY SHEETS.
You spend nearly eight hours a day sleeping; that’s one-third of your entire day. You’ve got to dedicate a little more effort than a cheap polyester cover. We’re not saying that you have to spend a fortune, but cotton sheets will have you sleeping better than a baby. Cotton sheets also last longer and their comfort is like no other.
Another tip we have, using a diffuser with a few drops of lavender oil. Benefits include calming your nerves and also a gorgeous smell infusing your room. You can thank us once you start getting that quality sleep you've been looking for.
- Sleep at the same time every day
Yes, sleeping at odd hours of the day sounds REALLY fun, but when you’re waking up exhausted, with no time for yourself and often skipping breakfast, who’s winning?
You need to start sleeping at the same time every day. It can be a time you decide and before you know it, you’re waking up at pretty much the same time every day. You’ll soon find no use for your alarm clock.
Already imagining yourself with that ideal morning routine? This is the tip that gets you to achieve that!
Doesn’t that just sound amazing?
At Cuddledown, want only good quality sleep for you and these tips sound simple to do, don’t they? Getting good sleep sounds like a major hurdle, but using what we’ve given you will help you overcome it.