We’re all familiar with setting new goals at the start of a new year, and we all set New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, however, come February, we’ve often forgotten all about them. There isn’t ever really a bad time to set some new goals, so seeing as autumn is now well and truly here, let’s mark the change of season with some brand new resolutions.
It has been proven that the less stress we’re under, the better we are likely to sleep, and with busy lifestyles, it can be very difficult to simply ‘stress less’. When reassessing your goals for the end of the year, prioritising items on your list can be very beneficial for decreasing stress levels – in fact, there is no greater feeling than knowing you’ve accomplished a task that has been stagnant for a while. You’re likely to get a better night’s sleep without the worry of tasks mounting up, and in turn, you’ll find you may just achieve your goals much more efficiently having woken up refreshed and alert.
So, you’ve crossed off your to-do lists, you’re feeling organised, how can you make sure you get the best sleep possible? Particularly now the weather is changing and the nights are drawing in.
Well, autumn doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom when it comes to your sleep routine – it can actually mean quite the opposite. Think of it this way: the evenings may be getting darker quicker, but it just means that it will be much easier to create a more comfortable and cosy atmosphere around the home, which can work wonders for your sleep routine.
The cooler temperatures mean that you can now comfortably spend an evening with a blanket and a good book and wind down before you go to sleep – activities such as this are much more beneficial to a good night’s sleep than watching lots of TV, which has been proven to stimulate the brain and is likely to lead to an unsettled night.
Other sleep-inducing rituals include running a warm bubble bath, sipping on a warm milky drink (avoiding coffee) and listening to soothing music or lighting a candle. You may even want to take this time to make sure your sleeping set-up is as comfortable as possible, and our website features a wide range of mattresses, bed frames and bedding to ensure you get the best night’s sleep.
Autumn is a great time of year to re-evaluate your sleep routine, and using our tips above, you could find that the change in season is the best thing for your sleep quality and your well-being.
Will you be changing your sleep routine for the autumn to get some high-quality kip? Leave us a comment below!