Top 3: Sleep tips for the party season
As the peak of the party season approaches, it’s great to have a busy social life but, as a result your sleep patterns suffer. This can take its toll and so we’ve prepared a useful checklist to help you through a tiring month.
- Create a restful sleeping environment – neither too hot, nor too cold; and as quiet and dark as possible. Keep the Christmas decorations to the other parts of your home!
- Don’t end up compensating for lack of sleep by going too heavy on caffeine – especially in the evening. They interfere with falling asleep and prevent deep sleep. Have a hot milky drink or herbal tea instead.
- Try to relax and insist on some ‘me time’ before going to bed. Have a warm bath, listen to some quiet music or do some yoga – these all help to relax both the mind and body.
What do you do to try and give your body the rest and recovery it needs after a late night? Some may say a longer lie-in than usual, but this sometimes has the adverse effect and makes you feel more tired.
For example, partying on a Saturday evening, resting in bed until noon on a Sunday then makes it harder to doze off on Sunday night, and as a result more difficult to get up the following day.
Hopefully our sleep tips will help your body avoid feeling lethargic. If you have any other sleep tips, please do let us know on Twitter, we’d love to hear from you.
See you soon
December 9th 2016