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Get a better night’s sleep: Top Tips for Light Sleepers

There are positive and negatives if you are a light sleeper. The positive is you will never miss your alarm for work. However, the negative is you may struggle to fall asleep or can suddenly wake in the middle of the night, which can lead to tiredness and irritability. To ensure you have a great sleep night after night, check out the following seven tips for light sleepers.

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  1. Wear an Eye Mask

The reason you might be struggling to sleep at night could be caused by the flooding of street lamps into your bedroom, light through cracks under the doors, or electronics. Block out all forms of light by wearing an eye mask each night, so you will fall straight to sleep once your head touches a pillow.

  1. Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise both outside and inside the home can keep you awake the night. Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of noise cancelling headphones for sleeping. There are different options for you to consider, as you can opt for headphones with or without wires, and you can even listen to sleep-inducing music or audiobooks.

  1. Blackout Blinds

If you don’t like the thought of wearing an eye mask each night, consider installing blackout blinds in your bedroom. This will block out all external night to make your room pitch black once the lights go out. As a result, you will not be disturbed by bright street lights, so your body will feel completely relaxed once you climb into bed.

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  1. Avoid Fluids Before Bedtime

There is nothing more annoying than waking in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, especially if you were having a fantastic dream. For this reason, it’s best to avoid drinking fluids after 8pm. Avoid dehydration by drinking water earlier in the day, so you will sleep the whole night through. You know that sounds good.

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  1. Don’t Drink Caffeine After Noon

The reason you might be struggling to sleep each night could be due to too much caffeine in your body, as it can delay the timing of your body clock. It is wise to avoid drinking caffeine after noon, so you will not be tossing and turning come bedtime. If you can’t resist a cup of joe in the afternoon, opt for a decaf drink instead. You’ll sleep better for it.

  1. Lower Your Thermostat

It’s not only noise, light and caffeine that might keep you awake. Your sleep could also be disturbed by the temperature across the home. Instead of wrestling with your bedsheets every night, lower your thermostat to create a cooler temperature in your bedroom. If you’re worried about being cold, keep a cozy blanket at the bottom of your bed to keep you warm all night long.

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  1. Cut Out Sugar Before Bedtime

Do you love to treat yourself to a sugar-filled dessert or chocolate after a day of work? Well, those sugary treats could be keeping you awake at night if you’re a light sleeper. Not only will the sugar boost your energy levels, but high-quality chocolate will also feature some caffeine. So, ditch the sweet treats in favour of a relaxing night’s sleep.

9th November 2017

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