Annie Nilsson - Aug 19 2020
5 tips to improve your sleep quality
That always-on lifestyle we love, can take its toll on the body, mind and spirit. Especially, when it leaves you struggling to shut off at the end of the day.
As a result, many of us suffer from poor sleep quality.
Studies show 60% of Australian’s report signs or poor sleep quality. According to The Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This means consistent and healthy sleep habits.
Research shows that working adults are sleeping on average less than six hours per night. If it takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, or find yourself waking up consistently, your sleep quality may also warrant further consideration.
According to experts, not only does it affect your mood, but those of us who tend to sleep less than 6 hours per night are also at high risk of health issues including diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline.
We know how hard consistent sleep habits can be to maintain. So, we’ve done some research for your benefit and have come up with 5 sleep solutions to make sure you’re getting enough quality sleep to keep you feeling fly.
1. Exercise! Spending time outside daily, and staying active, helps improve your ability to fall asleep and the boosts the quality of your snooze.
2. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. This might mean reading a book, or taking a warm bath, whatever helps you wind down. Avoid high energy activities such as exercise right before bed. The extra adrenaline can make your transition to sleep more difficult.
3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol! While we love coffee as much as the next person, try to get your fix before midday to avoid unnecessary stimulation that may disrupt your sleep. Same goes for that extra glass of wine, or three.
4. Shut down those devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Boring, we know, but the blue light emitted from your electronics can make it super difficult to fall asleep. Give your body the chance to wind down and get ready for bed, naturally.
5. Get smart with your supplements. Natural supplements like magnesium can be super helpful in supporting deep, restorative sleep.
You might not even realise that you’re missing out, but good quality sleep is vital for your immunity, mental health and wellbeing. So make sure you’re doing what you can to get that beauty sleep.
PS. With the importance of quality sleep in mind, we've been working with our experts to not only support your days, but your nights too.
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