Back in February while undertaking my #52LittleThings challenge to make small changes to my life that would make me healthier and happier I pledged to try to increase my sleep and to make it quality sleep I was getting.
For me I have struggled for the last 7 months and have not really stuck to the initial changes I had planned and its resulted in tiredness, lethargy and my concentration has been anything but perfect.
This month I had decided to tackle my sleeping routine again, after all September is #Sleeptember. so with my new Silentnight duvet and pillows from The Bedding Company and Dr Nerina’s book ‘Tired but Wired’ book I have set myself some better sleep targets!.
Working late at night – has been a massive thing for me and screen time before bed never helps. – my work life balance recently has meant I am trying to work more fixed hours and I am not getting days off.
Cutting out late night snacking – I have tried very hard on this one and I can report that the snacking is down to 2-3 nights a week although I know I need to make healthier choices on any snack I do have.
Find a mattress that is right for us – This is one of our biggest problems in that we replaced our really old mattress with a new one and pretty much went for the cheapest … big mistake!
Relaxation and taking quiet time – I am also going to make more time for me, even if it’s just a few minutes everyday, having the de-stress package sent last week proved just how much I need to take my foot off the gas and breathe!
I think sleep will always be bit of an issue for me, but making a concerted effort in getting better sleep routines for the long terms it’s certainly going to help!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post, however all words and thoughts were developed and written by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.