Need a better sleep? Tips to improve your sleep quality
Are you getting enough sleep? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Researchers say that adults aged 18-64 should aim for nine hours of sleep each night, but 40% of us report getting less than seven.
If you’re looking for tips on getting a more restful night's sleep, you’re in the right place. But before we look at ways to sleep soundly, let’s talk a little bit more about why sleep is so important.
Why Sleep Matters
Sleep is essential to our functioning but doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Let’s face it, most of us prioritise one more episode or a few more minutes on social media over an early night. But the effects of sleep deprivation impact every aspect of our lives.
Without quality sleep, our digestive system slows down, our immune system struggles, and we heal slower, putting us at greater risk of illness. Lack of sleep also impacts our brains’ ability to concentrate and make memories, leaving us feeling foggy and fatigued.
The Stressed Sleep Cycle
Poor sleep is self-perpetuating. You can’t sleep, so you start feeling anxious that you won’t get enough rest. That stress then releases cortisol, which puts you into fight or flight mode, essentially putting your body on high alert.
If you’re stuck in a frustrating sleep rut that is leaving you stressed, anxious and exhausted, it’s time to break the cycle.
Breaking The Cycle For Better Sleep
Ready to break up with bad sleep? The bad news is it’s a two-step process. The good news is we’ve got one of them covered.
Step 1. Make Good Choices
There’s no avoiding it; good sleep requires good sleep habits. That means no caffeine within six hours of bedtime and screens off an hour before bed. Try reading a book and drinking a cup of calming “night-time” tea.
Step 2. Stamp Out Stress
Remember that stress-cortisol-stress feedback loop we talked about? This problem is one of the biggest roadblocks to getting to sleep and one of the hardest to break alone. Reset your mind with HeadRest herbal night drops.
HeadRest sleep supplements are designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Backed by science, this natural sleep remedy uses Passionflower to calm your mind and Chamomile for its sedative effect. Effective yet gentle, the formulation can help you break the stress cycle.
If daytime stress is contributing to your night-time anxiety, you might also want to explore purchasing HeadRest within a BraveFace Bundle. The bundle includes all three BraveFace products for tackling the stress of daily life, so you can shrug off the weight of the world and climb into bed feeling lighter than ever before.