World Sleep Day is an international day hosted by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society. It was designed to raise awareness of how important sleep is for humans and to show how that it can often be compromised by the habits of modern life.
World Sleep Day is an annual event, which falls on Friday 19th March in 2021. The aim on this day is to lessen the burden of sleep problems and celebrate the importance of a healthy sleep and ways to ensure that happens.
The World Sleep Day Society have said ‘healthy sleep helps healthy aging’.
According to experts' sleep research, just one night of poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your attention span, memory and ability to learn.
Individuals who are getting good quality sleep are perceived to appear more attractive, alert and youthful.
Overall, sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
Are you feeling sleepy yet? Read on to discover our eight top tips for getting a good quality night’s sleep.
1. Choose a bedtime
If you can, try and choose a regular bedtime as this helps to set your internal body clock.
2. Make sure you relax before going to bed
Two easy ways to relax are either with a warm bath with some added drops of Pure Lavender Oil that can have therapeutic benefits and help ease aches and pains. Alternatively, spray your pillow or bedding with Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist that is infused with essential oils known to aid relaxation and the ability to unwind.
3. Regular exercise in your daily routine is important
Swimming or walking can help to relieve stress and strain. If you don’t have the resources to get out and about, exercising at home is possible with this indoor Pedal Exerciser that can help with circulation too. Don’t exercise too close to bedtime though as it may keep you awake!
4. Environment is everything
Create a good sleep environment by removing TVs and technical devices from your bedroom, or at least turn them off or put them over the other side of the room if you use them as an alarm system.
5. Keep warm
According to Swiss researchers, you are more likely to fall asleep quickly if your feet and hands are warm. Super‑soft Bed Socks are ideal as they are made from brushed yarn which is luxuriously soft while the loose top around the ankle offers extra comfort.
6. A comfy bed will help
March is also known as National Bed Month. Make sure your bed is comfortable. It’s difficult to get deep, restful sleep if it’s too soft, too hard, too small or too old.
7. Don't eat or drink just before bedtime
Too much food or alcohol, especially late at night, can play havoc with sleep patterns. Alcohol may help you fall asleep initially, but will interrupt your sleep later on in the night.
8. Try not to worry
If you can’t sleep, don’t lie there worrying about it. Get up and do something you find relaxing until you feel sleepy again - then go back to bed.
We hope these top tips will help you get a good snooze tonight. Sleep well!