3 Things That Can Help Promote a Restful Night's Sleep


If you struggle to get to sleep or find yourself wide awake during the night, you will know how much of an impact lack of sleep can have on your day to day life. You might wake up feeling irritable and tired or may struggle to get motivated and stay focussed. Over a prolonged period, sleep deprivation can affect your mental health and lead to other issues such as anxiety or depression. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to improve the situation. Here are 3 things that can help promote a restful night's sleep. 

Exercise 
If you are tired, then exercise is probably the last thing you can be bothered even thinking about, let alone doing. Whilst that's a very normal reaction, it's important to try and do some form of exercise each day. Your body will work harder than usual, and so by night time, you will be more tired and should be able to doze off quicker than usual. Your body recuperates and heals during the night, so a good level of exercise each day should help you to sleep. If the gym or a workout isn't appealing, why not go for a long walk or a run? Filling your lungs with fresh air and being outdoors for a good amount of time is another great way to help promote a restful night. 

CBD Oil 
Cannabidiol (commonly known as CBD), is a cannabinoid extracted from the stalks, flowers, and leaves of hemp plants. As well as many other benefits, CBD oil has been widely recognized as a means to improve sleep quality. Complex cell systems within our bodies regulate various things such as memory, appetite, and (amongst others) sleep. These systems are naturally boosted with the use of CBD oil, and so can do wonders for your sleeping pattern. According to an article published on Rave Reviews, 69% of CBD products sold online in the US are mislabelled, so it's important to do a fair bit of research so you can find the oil that is right for you. CBD can be administered in various ways including by vape, in tablet form, and as a liquid, so there are lots of options available to help you on your way to a restful sleep. 

Develop a good bedtime routine 
Bedtime routines work just as well with adults as they do kids. Whilst yours might not involve a bedtime story or a lullaby, it's a great way to train your body into knowing when it's time to go to sleep. Many people find that having a warm bath just before getting into bed can make them feel relaxed and help them drift off a bit quicker. Reading is also said to calm your body and let your brain wind down. Find what works for you and stick to it. The more consistent you are at bedtime, the more likely you are to develop a consistent and beneficial sleeping routine.

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