World Sleep Day – How to improve your sleep
As we head towards sunnier days and lighter evenings, that also means that we will be “springing forward” as the clocks change, which might negatively impact your sleep. On this year’s World Sleep Day, we’re looking at some tips to sleep better to ensure your wellness isn’t affected by this change. Sleep is impacted by […]
By elenzia / March 18th 2021 / Blog
As we head towards sunnier days and lighter evenings, that also means that we will be “springing forward” as the clocks change, which might negatively impact your sleep. On this year’s World Sleep Day, we’re looking at some tips to sleep better to ensure your wellness isn’t affected by this change.
Sleep is impacted by the clocks changing. A study found that on Mondays directly after springing into Daylight Saving Time, employees slept on average 40 minutes less.
Getting more sleep is a top goal for consumers in 2021, with 87% agreeing that sleep is an important contributor to their physical well-being, and 86% agreeing the same for their mental well-being. COVID-19 has resulted in two-thirds of Britons experiencing a deterioration in sleep quality since the first lockdown.
In addition, 56% of UK adults are unsatisfied with the amount of sleep they get which drives interest in sleep aids. According to Euromonitor in 2019, the global retail value of sleep aids reached around $3 billion.
5 ways to sleep better and minimise the impact of clock change
1. Get Outside and Exercise
Exercise is scientifically proven to improve your sleep quality. Spring is a great time to invest in a new outdoor workout regime.
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2. Switch off those Screens
Data has shown that reading a book is a key strategy to getting better sleep. Eliminate pre-bed screen time by swapping your phone for a relaxing book.
Here’s the Research
3. Zen Your Bedroom
Bedrooms should be reserved for sleep. Create a sanctuary with calming colours, low light, comfortable bedding, and the perfect temperature – keeping it at around 18.3 degrees Celsius!
4. Regime and Ritual
Sleep is facilitated by having the same sleep and wake-up time each day. Couple this with a calming routine of quiet time, bathing and skincare.
Skincare routines are the perfect way of setting the time aside each evening to relax. Research by Estée Lauder found that sleep deprived people appear to be less healthy and less attractive compared to when they are well rested. Not only will a good skincare routine using clinically proven products reduce physical signs of being tired, such as dark circles, but incorporating it into your pre-bedtime relaxation will help you get a better night’s sleep and therefore look more rested.
See our Skincare Routine blog post here
5. Try CBD
Try out CBD as research shows its benefit for sleep quality. Research also shows CBD may have added benefits by improving causes of sleeplessness like anxiety or chronic pain.
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