Recently I’ve been very stressed out with my uni work and well, life in general. One symptom of this stress has been that I can’t sleep at night – which is the most annoying thing. I’ve been doing various things to try and stop this, so I thought I’d share my tips with you today as I know that many people can struggle to switch off at night!
When I’ve not been getting any sleep, the last thing I feel like doing is going to the gym. However, when I do force myself to do some exercise it always helps me get to sleep that night. Even if it’s just something light like yoga or a walk, it’ll help!
Exercise also can really help with stress and can clear your head if you are finding it hard to switch off after work. I am normally so unmotivated to work out, but I have been finding it so beneficial recently!
Get into bed earlier
This isn’t something that I struggle with normally! But, I personally think that getting into your pyjamas and settling down into bed a bit earlier can help you get to sleep. I used to think that if I stayed up later, I’d fall asleep quicker as I’d be more tired. But actually, I think it’s much more beneficial to start to unwind a bit earlier.
This is something that I find really works! Unfortunately, I don’t have any proper aromatherapy products (although I do want to invest in some soon!). But I have been spraying some of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir into my hands and breathing in the scent before getting into bed at night. I find that it instantly relaxes me!
A cup of tea
I am the type of person who just has to have a cup of tea in bed every night. However, tea contains caffeine which obviously isn’t the best thing to have if you struggle to sleep. So I’ve been swapping the Tetley for herbal teas and I really like the Clipper Sleep Influsion tea for the evenings. It smells absolutely divine and it contains lots of lovely ingredients which are meant to be great for helping you drift off.
An hour without technology
This is something I do struggle with. But turning off my electronic devices and reading my book or listening to a podcast through our speakers always helps me to switch off. I am a total social media addict, so I’ll be honest and say this doesn’t happen every night. But when I am strict with myself, it really does help!
So those are my tips for when you can’t sleep! I really hope that this can help some of you, if you are struggling to drift off at night. I’ve been really struggling with stress at the moment and getting enough sleep makes such a difference.
I normally post a lot of pictures on my Instagram of my bed or cosy little set ups in the evenings, so if you’re into that sort of thing you can find me here! Do you have any tips for getting to sleep?