I’m not an expert or anything. This post just popped into my mind last night whilst trying to get to sleep.
10. Don’t eat Cheese
They say it’s an old wife’s tale but just to be sure.
9. Have a warm bath
Light some candles, play some nice music, feel those muscles unwind, just don’t actually fall asleep in the bath.
8. Have a hot chocolate
With marshmallows and cream. Yum!
7. Actually just have any hot beverage
except coffee. No coffee
6. Set up a regular bedtime
Parents are always talking about the importance of this for children so surely it should work for adult too. Except we are adults and don’t have a bedtime. And I can’t go to bed until all the chores are done. Remember the time we all wanted to be grown up because we had a bedtime.
5. And breath out
And in. And back out for two.
Ok so for a time I did do a wind down yoga session before bed but then I grew up and had a job and that thing called spare time just disappeared.
4. Put fresh sheets on the bed
And freshly washed pyjamas on the radiator! Isn’t it jut the best when it’s new bedding night? I want to come to bed early.
3. Settle down with a good book
You can guarantee when I start reading in bed I will wake up in the middle of the night been smothered by said book.
2. Banish the snoring partner
I share a bed with an adult male. This means I regularly have to deal with snoring. The best way to get a good nights sleep? Make him sleep in the spare bed, or before that make him sleep on the sofa.
1. Counting Sheep
A little old fashion I may admit but it works. If you want to make it more interesting start naming the sheep breeds.
Wait I’m just naming food?
In that case if all else fails go raid the fridge and have a midnight snack.
Just remember to avoid the cheese!