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6 Tips For A Good Night's Rest

Sometimes you lie in bed for hours simply staring at the ceiling and you don't manage to catch some sleep. Very annoying, especially if you have an important test the next morning or a meeting at the office. You'll certainly find these tips helpful if the situations mentioned before seem familiar to you!

Exercise in the evening

Often you have a lot of energy in the evening. Drain your energy by walking around or go swimming for an hour before you go to bed.

Take a warm shower before going to bed

By taking a hot shower you let yourself unwind and relax before you get ready for bed. During the cold winter months it'll help you warm up, so you can the temperature in your bedroom can be a little lower. The best temperature for your bedroom is around 17 to 18 degrees.

Fire fragrance oil in your bedroom

Aromatherapy is one of the best ways to unwind. There are many scents that each have their own effect on your condition. When you experience difficulties to fall asleep you should use a fragrance oil that helps you relax and lowers your stress level, such as lavender and sandalwood. Peppermint oil is also a good option. It not only gives a boost to your mood, giving you a happy and contented feeling, it also increases your mental performance. Ideal when you have a test the next day and concentration is key.

Drink tea before bedtime

Just don't get tea that contains caffeine. Caffeine-free herbal tea is a better option to get you to fall asleep easier. Instead of that delicious sweet strawberry tea, try chamomile tea or go for a type of tea that contains valerian. These are natural ingredients are often used in sleep aids.

Make sure that your room is dark

Curtains that don't allow light to come through are a must. Light will trick your brain into thinking you must stay awake. A sleeping mask might also do the trick.

Try sleeping meditation

They say that meditation is more effective than sleeping and that people who regularly meditate therefore need less sleep. While this does not mean that you never have to close your eyes again, it is proven that by meditating less time is needed to fall asleep. Your body gets the rest it needs to recover. On YouTube you can find many sleep meditation movies by simply searching for "sleep meditation". Make sure you are comfortable to use and listen to the voice of the video so the experience will be utterly comfortable.

Sweet dreams!