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5 Tips To Sleep Better At Night

Am I the only one who really struggles to sleep peacefully at night? I always think about scenarios that probably would never happen in real life and events/things that happened in the past, my mind is consistently running so many thoughts at night and by the time, I fall asleep – it’s already time to wake up!

In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 5 tips I’ve been doing ever since I’ve moved to improve my sleeping pattern. Hopefully these tips will help you if you are struggling like me!

Suis-je la seule qui a vraiment du mal à dormir paisiblement la nuit? Je pense toujours à des scénarios qui ne se produiraient probablement jamais dans la vie réelle et à des événements/choses qui se sont produits dans le passé, mon esprit me fait constamment penser à de nombreuses pensées la nuit et au moment où je m’endors – il est déjà temps de se réveiller!

Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 5 conseils que je fais depuis que j’ai déménagé pour améliorer mon rythme de sommeil. Espérons que ces conseils vous aideront si vous vous soufferez comme moi!

Related: How To Recover After a Bad Day

 

DO NOT LIVE IN YOUR BED

Always separate your dining area, study space, office area from your bedroom and especially from your bed! This can be complicated if you live in a studio or student accommodation but try to use your bed only to sleep and not to eat, work or study. Subconsciously, your brain needs to realise that your bed is made to sleep.

Séparez toujours votre salle à manger, votre espace bureau de votre chambre et surtout de votre lit! Cela peut être compliqué si vous vivez dans un studio ou un logement étudiant, mais essayez d’utiliser votre lit uniquement pour dormir et non pour manger, travailler ou étudier. Inconsciemment, votre cerveau doit se rendre compte que votre lit est fait pour dormir.

 

USE A GOOD MATTRESS

This goes without saying that you need a good mattress in order to sleep comfortably. If your mattress isn’t soft and you feel uncomfortable to sleep on it, how will you be able to sleep better?

Cela va sans dire que vous avez besoin d’un bon matelas pour pouvoir dormir confortablement. Si votre matelas n’est pas moelleux et que vous ne vous sentez pas à l’aise de dormir dessus, comment allez-vous pouvoir mieux dormir?

 

USE AN EYE MASK

Keep your room dark and cool. It will be easier for you to sleep if you are in complete darkness. If you have a bright room like me then use an eye mask! Ever since I’ve moved, my bedroom is so bright and I either have a hard time falling asleep or I wake up super early.

I’ve been using the Panda Bamboo Eye Mask for the past few days and it’s a game changer! I fall asleep within a couple of minutes and I don’t wake multiple times during the night.

What’s different from this eye mask compared to others is the fact it’s made from 100% bamboo with hand-pulled Mulberry Silk. It’s naturally antibacterial which helps to protect against skin irritation and allergies which is amazing because I do suffer from hay fever & eczema and I have dry & sensitive skin.

Gardez votre chambre sombre et fraîche. Il sera plus facile pour vous de dormir si vous êtes dans le noir complet. Si vous avez une pièce lumineuse comme moi, utilisez un masque pour les yeux! Depuis que j’ai déménagé, ma chambre est si claire et j’ai du mal à m’endormir ou je me lève très tôt.

J’utilise le masque pour les yeux de chez Panda depuis quelques jours. Je m’endors au bout de quelques minutes et je ne me réveille pas plusieurs fois pendant la nuit.

La différence entre ce masque pour les yeux et les autres réside dans le fait qu’il est fabriqué à partir de bambou à 100% avec de la soie mûre tirée à la main. Il est naturellement antibactérien, ce qui aide à protéger contre les irritations de la peau et les allergies ce qui est incroyable parce que je souffre de rhume des foins et d’eczéma et j’ai la peau sèche et sensible.

 

ESTABLISH A ROUTINE

Try to incorporate a bedtime routine, go to bed at the same time and even if you can’t  fall asleep right away, it will help your brain to adopt a rhythm. Your bedtime routine could include brushing teeth, breathing exercises, a little reading or even journaling.

Essayez d’incorporer une routine du soir, allez au lit en même temps et même si vous ne pouvez pas vous endormir immédiatement, cela aidera votre cerveau à adopter un rythme. Votre routine du soir peut inclure le brossage des dents, des exercices de respiration ou un peu de lecture.

 

DON’T OVERTHINK

Leave the things that bother you outside of your home and don’t overthink or over stress about them. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, write on a notebook or journal. Writing them will psychologically help you to get over them and will give you a sense of relief.

Laissez les choses qui vous dérangent à l’extérieur de votre maison et évitez de trop penser ou de vous stresser. Si vous n’avez personne à qui parler, écrivez sur un cahier ou un journal. Les écrire vous aidera psychologiquement à les surmonter et vous soulagera.

Related: 10 Things That Had An Impact On My Happiness

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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39 Comments

  1. I used to find my mind would race at night, and I would be thinking about all the things I said or did wrong that day (yay, anxiety). I was aware this was a problem but couldn’t seem to shut off my thoughts, so something that really helped me was a sleep podcast! Something people don’t always think of, but there was one I enjoyed called Sleep with Me podcast, and it was this man with a very monotone voice telling nonsensical bedtime stories. I never made it through a whole episode because I would pass out shortly after his intros.

    1. My bedroom is also where I study and do some of my religious rituals. It never occured to me that my subconscious might not associate that with sleep. I am in rock and a hard place then. Hmm

    2. I used to be the exact same but when i moved home, i decided the no studying, using laptops in bedroom (i couldn’t relax in my room coz i associated it with work and study etc), thankfully I’ve stuck with this rule and it’s helped me a lot. Now my bedroom is my sanctuary 😊

    3. Lol mine is also my sanctuary it’s just that I do almost everything there because I live there. When I get a home of my own, I’ll probably do the same thing you have. But…..I have altars everywhere for various purposes. I guess I’ll just have to ensure my room altar is only for sleep.

  2. I love that you started with “Don’t Live in Your Bed”. I used to be a stickler at working at my desk but I’ve gotten into the habit of blogging on my bed. Which turned my bed into a place where I experience stress rather than a place of rest. Awesome advice!

  3. I totally feel you. When I was still working a nurse, I had trouble adjusting my sleep-wake cycle and, as a consequence, had trouble sleeping. However, never did I imagine that it’ll get worse when I entered law school.

    I have also tried some ways in order to have more well-rested and meaningful sleep despite the “fact” in law school that “sleep is a waste of time” (Lol.)

    Here’s a blog post I made for my fellow law students. Perhaps, some of my methods here could add on to your better sleep must-try list:

    https://openconcavity.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/how-to-fall-asleep-easily-5-practical-ways-for-law-students/

  4. Ever since I’ve changed my work space to my desk I’ve been able to sleep a lot easier 👍🏽 (or maybe that’s coupled with the fact I’ve been feeling low recently 🤷🏽‍♂️)

  5. I had a roommate who never fell asleep at night and blamed it on me. She couldn’t sleep even when she wore an eye mask in the dark! She was crazy and attacked me for no reason at all. I think more than half the reason for that is because she never slept at night. 🤷‍♀

  6. Great post! I totally agree with you: having a specific space for sleeping and a specific place for doing all the other stuff (studying, etc.) is so important! I my room, I always try to separate my bed and my desk so that I can feel like there are 2 different spaces! 😊

  7. “I always think about scenarios that probably would never happen in real life and events/things that happened in the past, my mind is consistently running so many thoughts at night”

    I totally get you. It happens with me all the damn time. My mind seems like a broken iPod at times with songs playing on a constant loop. Other times, I am in the situations that are “never gonna happen” and I immerse myself so deeply in them that a sound sleep is more like a dream then.

  8. So many great tips – thank you! So important to make the distinction between where we sleep and where we work/eat/write, and this is also so beneficial for mental health and removing stressful triggers from the place where you sleep and unwind!

    I’ve also written a post with some tips for great sleep hygiene at the end, check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

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