How to Get to Sleep when the Evenings Stay Lighter for Longer
Summer is a favoured season for most but not all, it can become a lot harder to sleep when it stays light in the evenings until 10 o’clock and the nights get warmer.
In this blog post, we’re giving you some of our top tips for making sure you can sleep when the evenings stay lighter for longer.
The work doesn’t start from the moment you get into bed, it actually starts from the minute you wake up! There are so many ways you can asjust your daily routine to ensure you get a great night sleep and here are just a few.
Exercising gets your body going and will help to make you feel tired, making you more likely to fall asleep later on.
Try not to exercise just before bed though, or your body will become over stimulated right before sleep!
Exercising in the morning can also be a great way to get going and wake yourself up in the morning.
Expose yourself to sunlight in the morning – the light will help wake you up and your day will seem longer.
This will help your body clock to understand that your day is done in the evening, even if the sun is still up.
The more light you let in throughout the day, the more melatonin your body will produce. Melatonin is the chemical that helps us sleep, so the more that is naturally produced the better.
Keep an eye on your diet
Limit caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed as these are all stimulants. Similarly, don’t eat too much before bed as the body’s digestion process is likely to keep you awake!
Adjust Your Night-time Routine
This is one of the best ways to help your body adjust to a sleep cycle all year round. The simplest way to adjust your routine is to get up at the same time of day to optimise your body’s natural clock.
But, what else can you change in your bedtime routine to help you drift off? Here is a list of some of our top tips:
- Avoid bright screens– avoiding screens like these that produce blue light a few hours before bed can help your sleep massively. You can either turn your brightness down or use light altering software to diminish the blue light being emitted.
- Make sure your room is dark– blocking any light at this time can help your body tell that it’s time to sleep.
- Try supplements– if all else fails you could try herbs or supplements. Lavender is a notable natural supplement commonly used to treat sleep issues.
- Get a comfortable bed, mattress and pillow– have you considered that you just might not be comfortable enough at night? Investing in a comfortable sleep set can really make the difference when it comes to the quality of your sleep when the evenings are lighter.
To browse our range of beds and mattresses and see if this is what’s stopping you making the most of your sleep, visit our store or shop online.
- Bernard Ewin