Getting a good night’s sleep plays a huge role in maintaining our health and well-being. A good night’s sleep can help us feel more energised, improve our mood, and boost our productivity.

The problem is that many of us struggle to get the recommended amount of sleep each night. If you're one of those people, don't worry – we're here to help! Here are our top tips for getting a good night's sleep.

Stick to a sleep schedule

One of the best things you can do to improve your sleep is to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Your body had a natural body clock and when you go to bed at the same time each day, you also wake up at the same time every day. Make sure you stick to your sleep schedule even on the weekends, although you might fancy a lie-in, your body will thank you for sticking to your normal routine.

Create a bedtime routine

Creating a bedtime routine is all about relaxing your body and helping you to feel destressed and ready for a good night’s sleep. Creating a relaxing bedtime routine can help signal to your body that it's time to sleep. Try to do the same activities each night, such as reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practising relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise can improve the quality of your sleep. Even if you just go out for a walk, the extra energy exerted will result in your body feeling sleepier and better prepared for a good night’s sleep.

Add a few drops of Reishi to your diet

A common cause of insomnia is stress and anxiety which can make it harder to fall and stay asleep. You can manage stress through techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, but you might find it helpful to relax with a warm drink before bed.

Reishi is great to add to a warm drink before bed. Adding a few drops of Reishi mushroom extract to your diet can help you to feel more relaxed before bed. Reishi contains compounds that may help to reduce stress and improve mood by balancing levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Limit screen time before bed

If you are struggling to sleep it might be tempting to scroll endlessly on your phone, but this actually makes you more alert. The blue light emitted by screens can interfere with your body's production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. Try to avoid using electronic devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops an hour or two before bedtime. If you must use these devices, consider using a blue light filter or wearing blue light-blocking glasses.

Make your bedroom a sleep-friendly environment

Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing space that's free from distractions. Keep your room cool, dark, and quiet. Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows, and consider using blackout curtains or a white noise machine to block out any distracting sounds.

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