Try not to eat too much, too late in the evening.
Avoid scrolling through social media (if you’re like me, you have to rein in your Twitter – Facebook – Instagram cycle) or playing games on your devices in the hour before bed.
Don’t work late into the evening and worse still, don’t work IN bed! I would also add: avoid shouty, violent, loud films or TV programmes immediately before bed; but my husband would disagree. The list goes on.
Somewhere along the line (A Levels? University? BVC? LPC?) it seems that many of us have abandoned our bedtime routines. A casual waste of many years’ effort on the part of our carers to ensure we get the sleep we so dearly need to help us grow and replenish.
Nowadays, it’s a 10pm bedtime for me. If I’m still up at 10.30pm, that’s past my bedtime and I need to hit the sack! I try and ensure that my room is dark and not too warm. That it is free of distractions. There is no TV in my room. I have to admit however that my phone sits on my bedside table. I know that this is not ideal… it is a work in progress!
For the last two years, I have also incorporated using essential oils into my bedtime routine.