Sleep is one of the most essential and effective tools to improve your mental health. It has the power to facilitate how your brain processes emotions, and with too little or too much, it can send your mental health into a deep spiral.
Likewise, it isn’t just mental health that gets affected, its physical health too, and as we all should know these two are just as important as one another.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and more all have the power to disrupt your sleep, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. A good night routine has one of the biggest influences to improving your sleep and overall mental health as it helps to take back control that poor mental health may take from you.
So, we have put together a list of tools to add to your night routine…
🛏 Have a sleep schedule
🛏 Have a warm shower/bath
🛏 Listen to white/brown noise
🛏 Turn your phone off at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep
🛏 Write in your journal
🛏 Mindful colouring
🛏 Use a sleep spray
🛏 Have a skincare routine
🛏 Set your bed up nicely
🛏 Get outside at least once a day
🛏 Leave at least 2 hours between eating and going to sleep
🛏 Reduce daytime naps
🛏 Lower blue light exposure