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How to Sleep Better

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How often have you gone to bed with good intentions of having an early night, but your body and mind has other ideas? Everyone suffers from a bad night sleep at one point or another, which can lead to a day or two of feeling tired, moody, and just downright irritated! If this sounds all too familiar, we have gathered some top tips on how you can reach the land of nod each night. 

Calm peaceful mixed race young lady wearing sleeping mask, enjoying night dream, napping in comfortable bed at home. Top above view serene biracial millennial woman relaxing on pillow under blanket.

Sleeping Aids at Superdrug

At Superdrug, we stock a range of sleeping aids from herbal medicines to pillow mists which may help your quest for better night sleep. Here are a few to browse, along with 5 tips on how you could get a better night sleep. 

Kalms Kalms One A Night Tablets 21s £5.25 Buy Now
Sanctuary Spa Sanctuary Spa Sleep Saviours gift £5.50 Buy Now
Pink Cloud Pink Cloud Beauty Co. Sleep Drink £24.99 Buy Now

1. Get into a Routine

Do you remember when you were a child, your parents would make you go to bed at the same time every night? Well, they were on to something! Getting into a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time will, over time, help you achieve a fuller night sleep. Most adults require around 6 to 9 hours sleep, so figure out what time you need to get up in the morning and use this to gauge your ideal bedtime. 

2. Relax Before Bed

Going to bed stressed or worrying about the day ahead of you is a sure-fire way to keep your mind ticking over and preventing you from sleeping when your head hits the pillow. To encourage a better night sleep, wind down before you jump in between the sheets. You can try a warm, relaxing bath, read a book, or write down the things you need to do tomorrow to calm the mind. 

Radox Radox Feel Relaxed Bath Soak £1.13 Buy Now

3. Get Your Bedroom Sleep-Ready

Set your bedroom up to help you relax and settle into a good night sleep; you can do this by creating a calming atmosphere. Keep the room tidy, at a comfortable temperature and dark. Relaxing scents, such as lavender, can help set the scene while keeping things like earplugs handy will prevent you from being disturbed in your boudoir!  

Habitual Superdrug Habitual Pure Lavender Essential Oil 10ml £4.99 Buy Now

4. Can't Sleep? Get Up!

How many hours do you think you’ve spent staring at your ceiling when you can’t sleep at night? Laying in bed with thoughts racing around your mind will not help you sleep, so try getting up and doing something which will make you feel sleepy again. We don’t mind scroll through your phone or watch TV, but you can try drinking a warm (non-caffeinated drink) or reading a book to lull you into a state of tiredness again. 

5. Track Your Sleep Pattern

Smartwatches and sleeping apps are a brilliant way to gather information on your sleep patterns and can, in turn, provide data that will help you set your ideal sleeping schedule. 

 

Do you find yourself worrying over how much sleep you have had or not had? If so, a sleeping app or tracker will be able to tell you exactly when you fell asleep, how many times you were disturbed and even when you were sleeping deeply. It may be that you’re actually sleeping more than you thought, and this can help reduce your sleep-induced stress or anxiety. 

 

Other fantastic benefits of tracking your sleep include being able to pinpoint your optimal sleeping time. Try keeping a note of how you feel when you wake up in the morning and compare these feelings to the time you fell asleep. The mornings you feel great could indicate you went to bed at the right time and the mornings you feel groggy, may mean you need to go to bed earlier! 

Top view of cheerful young female relaxing on pillow in morning and looking at smart watch

If you are experiencing long term sleep deprivation or are concerned over your sleeping patterns, then always seek advice from your GP.

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