Sleep & Wellbeing
How much sleep do you get? Do you feel well rested when you wake up in the morning?
There’s a close link between sleep and wellbeing, so if you’ve been feeling a little more tired than usual, it could be because of a lack of sleep. The wellbeing team at Girlguiding Leeds have compiled some tips to get a great night’s rest!
- Try to stay off screens for at least an hour before going to sleep – devices such as phones and laptops emit blue light which stimulates your brain, making it more difficult to wind down before sleeping.
- Establish a routine that has you going to bed and waking up at similar times each day. This can help you have the right amount of good quality sleep regularly.
- Try forming some relaxing habits that prepare you for sleeping. Some of our favourites are: taking a warm bath or shower, drinking herbal tea, doing a short meditation or breathing exercise, reading a book, journaling or listening to some gentle music. Try some out and find out what works for you!
- Make a sleep diary that tracks when you and how long you sleep can help you to identify where there might be problems with your sleep routine. Maybe you’ll see a pattern!
- Look after yourself! Eating well, getting daily exercise and staying connected to friends and family can all benefit your sleep.
Let us know if you have any other sleep tips in the comments – we would love to hear about what helps you to wind down, but remember that different things work for different people at different times. There are lots more suggestions on the Mind UK website: