How To Get A Good Nights Sleep

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Just a quick Fitness Friday for you lovelies. I am an avid reader of Zest magazine; a health and fitness magazine, and treated myself to the magazine app for my phone. I was amazed that I could get an annual subscription for on £20… such a bargain. The magazine is always filled with really interesting articles on health, fitness and beauty. One of their recent article’s was about getting a goods night sleep, and I thought it would be good to share it with you.

Considering many of you will be returning to university, sleep sometimes is hard to come by, especially in your final year when that dreaded dissertation comes around, so I thought sharing some tips would be helpful. I myself often have difficulty sleeping when I am stressed or anxious so any extra tips are always helpful.

Anyways onto what the professionals have to say. Here are the tops tips from Zest magazine that ensure you sleep like a baby;

  1. Breakfast like a queen- Digesting a big meal takes a lots of energy, so eating your heaviest meal close to bedtime will disturb your sleep. A big breakfast (around 500-600 calories) followed by a smaller lunch and dinner stabilises energy levels and improves sleep. I think this is a little unrealistic and I prefer to actually eat 5 smaller meals throughout the day so I’m not eating a big dinner.

  2. Meet your mates- A study published in the journal Sleep found the lonelier you are, the more likely you’ll wake at night, so have lunch with some friends. But if you’re off to Starbucks, remember an afternoon caffeine hit can take hours to leave your system, so opt for a herbal tea

  3. Use the landline- Research shows being exposed to low-level radiation from a mobile phone close to bedtime makes it both harder to drop off and means you’ll spend less time in the deeper, more restorative phases of sleep, so you’ll wake up feeling like you haven’t properly rested. Try to place your phone further away from you, at least not on the bedside table and not underneath your pillow.

  4. Get intimate- A recent survey revealed one in six doctors recommended sex for insomnia, with good reason: getting frisky reduces stress and lowers your blood pressure, plus the hormone oxytocin released when you orgasm promotes healthy slumber, too.

  5. Stop snoozing- Your body anticipates your regular alarm an hour before it goes off, so your sleep lightens and hormones release to give you a boost. hitting the snooze button might mean a few more zzzs, but your body wont prep you to wake up a second time so you’ll feel groggy.

What are your top tips to get a good nights sleep? Do you follow any of the tips above?

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. love all these health tips! can't wait to read more! btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow or just leave a comment? would love to hear from you :)x

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  2. what a great post, love all the tips! sleeping is definitely my number one beauty rule 🙂 thanks alot for sharing ❤

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  3. Victoria says:

    Love reading posts like this, and I love your blog!xo

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  4. Cat0805 says:

    So glad you enjoyed it darling, and thankyou so much for following, I will be checking out your blog. I normally try to post a Fitness Friday at least twice a month, so keep your eye out 😀

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  5. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks Christine, sleep is soooo important. I insist on getting 7.5 hours a night, otherwise I look and feel awful xx

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  6. Cat0805 says:

    Glad you enjoyed it Victoria, and really happy you love my blog 😀 xx

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  7. Naomi says:

    I love your statement nail, really want to try something like that myself. I love your blog! Would love you to check out my blog. I am now following you. Naomi xxwww.oneheelforward.blogspot.com

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  8. Fantastic post! been on a bit of a health kick myself recently but never thought to buy a magazine, first thing I do tomorrow! Fab xx

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  9. Cat0805 says:

    Its not actually my picture, but it is gorgeous 😀 Thanks so much for following, I will definitely check yours out 😀

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  10. Cat0805 says:

    It is a really good ides to buy one, they give you great tips and can be very inspirational. I love Zest and Womens Health xx

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  11. Great post! I'm always hitting the snooze button but I will be making a conscious effort to get straight up! Loving the blog, now following (: xoxo

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  12. I love this post, great ideas x

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  13. Love that one sparkly nail! I need to get on board with the "feature nail" style that's going on lately! x

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  14. Cat0805 says:

    Glad I can help! Snoozers are my worst enemy! My boyfriend snoozes, and it drives me mad lol xx

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  15. Cat0805 says:

    Thanks Nicole, hope you picked up some tips xx

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  16. Cat0805 says:

    Its a great nail art isn't it 😀 So girly and glam xx

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  17. I love the second picture! 🙂

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  18. Cat0805 says:

    Its really cute isn't it 😀 xx

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