Sleep is something that I really struggle with, or more so the lack of sleep! I survive on 3-4 hours sleep a night, less on a bad night, and as a result I am perpetually tired! Infact, I don’t remember the last time I woke having had a good nights sleep, and with four children to run around after, it’s really not ideal.
Recent research from Nytol, the UK’s favourite sleep aid brand, shows that 50% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep at night, and 1 in 4 say they would be happier if they had more sleep, so it seems I am not alone in this struggle.
The sleep study reveals that nearly half of us admit that we have no bedtime routine at all, too pre-occupied with emails, texts and social media on our phones or electrical devices. It’s no wonder that 61% of people say they have no energy the next day after a bad nights sleep, 51% admit to feeling grumpy and 45% say they can’t concentrate. It goes to show that a lack of sleep really does have a huge impact on our physical and mental health.
For that reason Nytol has teamed up with a leading sleep expert to create the countdown to a perfect nights sleep.
Six things you should do in the 30 minutes before bed
30 minutes – Prepare for sleep by completing any final tests for the day. Write down your worries and your to do list for tomorrow and that’s it.
25 minutes – Reduce your exposure to blue light which is known to suppress the release of melatonin. Put down your phone, laptop or tablet and avoid any light level above a normal lightbulb.
20 minutes – Brush your teeth and remove your make up well in advance of getting into bed.
15 minutes – Take a hot shower. Not only is this relaxing but it also helps us to cool down ready for a good nights sleep.
10 minutes – Conclude any activities you need to do before getting into bed, such as visiting the bathroom.
5 minutes – Bed means sleep and at the end of the 30 minutes it is time for bed.
It might sound simple but give it a try for five days and it should make a huge difference! Plus one lucky winner can win a bundle of goodies to aid them in their quest for a good nights sleep!
We are giving away a Lifebee Wake Up Light alarm clock, eye mask, Nytol ant-snoring throat spray and Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep One-a-Night. I love the Lifebee Wake up Light alarm clock which gently prepares your body to wake up, inspired by natural sunrise. It’s far better to wake up that way than with a harsh alarm sounding!
To be in with a chance of winning this bundle, enter via the link below. One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email at close of competition on 29th April. Good Luck!
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