How to sleep like a baby (7 ways)

So we went camping at Savernake over the weekend with the babies…

It was almost a bit of trial to see how they did

Before committing to a camping holiday next year….

And

Apart from the fact I missed my comfy bed, face mask, shower, and morning espresso..

Oh – and the fact I couldn’t fold the tent up to take it home which caused ULTIMATE stress haha

I actually really enjoyed it..

But one thing I noticed is just how relaxed and sleepy you get 

Even at 9pm…

Well, apart from our 2 year old, running in and out of the tent saying:

“Bed time….oh I’m awake now” haha

But back to my point…

The lack of technology before bed

The fact you give yourself a few hours to relax and sit

The fresh air

The natural lighting dimming down

The sound of the birds and toddlers running around screaming…

I was literally ready for bed by 9pm..

And on the topic of sleep, it’s no secret that a lack of sleep and generally feeling tired can make those energy dips even worse..

Leading to a ‘perception’ that we need a boost through food 

(which isn’t actually always the case)

Leading to a ‘perception’ that those cakes and biscuits left around will give you a higher reward that they actually do. 

You only have to look at the link between insomnia and obesity to see this. 

And on that note, here’s 7 things you can do that might help your sleep:

1)Focus on your breathing before bed – 

Even if it’s just for 1 minute. Try 4 breaths in and 6 breaths out. If you notice your mind wonder? don’t worry. Just come back in and focus on counting your breaths. Struggle with this? Try the app, Headspace, even for 3 minutes. 

Thing is, if you focus on trying to get to sleep and getting frustrated? That’s what you’ll get it. 

We become obsessed with why we are NOT falling to sleep going to sleep..

So you have to put your attention on something else.  

2) Drink a hot decaffeinated drink before bed – hot milk, camomile tea, peppermint tea 

3) Don’t drink too much (wine included) before bed – 

Now, this might seem to contradict point 2, but if you find yourself up in the middle of the night at 323am needing a wee? This might help. 

Magnesium citrate MAY help with a weak bladder, too . 

4) Eat CARBS before bed / with your evening meal – 

I know, I know. Completely against what you’ve heard in the past about it being stored as fat. 

But carbs may actually help you sleep (just remember that overall calories are king when it comes to weight loss…so perhaps save some carbs for later)

5) Avoid TV / phones / emails too close to bed – The blue light from screens can make your body think it’s day time and stop you producing the hormones that help wind you down for sleep and help you recover. 

6) Be Regular – go to bed and get up at the same time each day

7) Do some exercise – There’s no perfect time for it. Try getting some light in your day. A walk at lunch time. 

Park further away (in fact, daily movement that you do as part of your day is so underestimated in weight loss FULL STOP)

Unfortunately, sleep is something that you just can’t get around. 

I’m an early bird so unless I get to bed early?

I’m ratty the next day

And I just can’t give the best version of me (which then pi33es me off)

So I have to set some rules about logging off of emails / social media or I’ll find myself scrolling in bed, struggling to get to sleep as my brain goes in to overdrive about new ideas and things I can add in to our Shift Programme . 

Or worse?

I just start making up loads of worries. ​​​​That when I dig deeper, are totally made up by me and do not even exist. 

After all, its never ‘the thing’ that causes you stress, but rather your thoughts about ‘the thing’ 

AKA 

you make it scarier than it actually is with your imaginative brain.

But remember this:

Everything you have ever done was less scary after you did it…

Matt ‘sleeping beauty’ Fruci

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