SLEEP and its vital role in wellbeing ... but the importance of sleep goes far beyond that.
Sleep is something we literally can’t live without. Not only do we function poorly when we don’t get enough sleep, it can lead to long-term health problems. If you do have problems sleeping, try eating foods such as turkey, eggs, nuts, seeds, tofu, cheese, fish, oats, beans, or lentils. These are rich in tryptophan and will boost serotonin which is vital to help regulate sleep. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar at night as they lower dopamine levels (like serotonin, dopamine is important in regulating your sleep cycle). So, if you enjoy a sweet milky drink before bed make sure you use sweeteners.
✔ Keep your bedroom completely dark
✔ Make sure your room isn’t too hot or cold, ideally it should be slightly cool around 16-18°C
✔ Keep your bedroom clear of clutter and avoid bright décor, pastels are more restful
✔ Don’t have a screen in your room and don’t check your mobile immediately before bed
✔ Try a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow