If you have trouble getting a good night’s rest then you’ll know how much fun it isn’t trying to function on little to no sleep.
Late night sugar binges.
There are a myriad of different stimuli that will influence the quality of your sleep and ensure that your workday resembles an endurance event.
But there’s help.
I’ve written about some of the ways you can start to get a good night’s sleep and regularly share what members have used that works for them.
Today’s article takes another look at ways you can improve the quality of your sleep since it’s such an issues for a lot of members.
1. Listen To A Sleep Podcast
This is a free 12 minute podcast that sets your mind right for a proper night’s rest.
Simply get into bed, plug your earphones in and press play.
Chel Hamilton is a hypnotist that specialises in ‘mini meditations’ that seek to ‘calm your anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase your confidence in 10(ish) minutes or less’
2. Watch How Much And When You Consume Caffeine
There are also a number of nutritional tweaks you can use to help you get off to dozyland.
For example I sometimes simply stop consuming caffeine altogether opting instead for fruit teas or caffeine free coffee.
This self-imposed caffeine detox not only helps me get a good night’s sleep but often after a few days my mind is noticeably sharper and I’m less grumpy around my family.
Many Fitter Stronger You members have also seen positive mindful benefits from ditching caffeine from their routines.
3. Watch How Much And When You Consume Fizzy Drinks
Also consuming sugary and fizzy drinks at night can contribute to a poor night’s sleep.
Many of these drinks contain, you guessed it, caffeine and the high sugar content will also ensure that you get to sleep at 4.42am.
It takes the body a long time to come down from a sugar high and combined with caffeine as many of these drinks are – you’re heading for restless night.
4. Get Acquainted With Who The Sleep Council Are
Sleep is such an integral part of well-being and is a great aid to weight loss that it’s something I delve into on our membership programs.
The Sleep Council are a UK based consumer arm of the UK Bed Federation for British bed manufacturers that looks at how you can adopt healthier sleep habits and focuses on raising awareness of a good night’ sleep.
One of the more interesting projects they’ve undertaken was a survey of more than 2000 people who were asked what were the best sounds to destress/get them off to sleep.
The top five answers were:
- Thunder and rain
They then reproduced the sounds in each category for separate podcasts to help you get off to a good night’s sleep.
5. Try The 30 Day Better Sleep Plan
The 30 day better sleep plan is a free-to-use invention of The Sleep Council that helps you to get a better night’s sleep in a customised 30 day plan.
Simply head over to their website, answer 18 multiple choice questions and you’re done.
Here’s a quick video from their website that explains how it call works:
Hopefully these resources are enough to aid you back to a complete night’s sleep and assist with your weight loss journey.
Ultimately making just a few simple changes to your lifestyle can help you get a decent night’s sleep and ensure you’re not walking around on an empty tank.