After holidays : How to get back a good sleep routine ?

Sleep hygiene

Summer holidays are coming to an end,  it’s time to get back into the rhythm of the new school year. It’s an excellent opportunity to return to our good habits and regain a more balanced lifestyle. Regular and restorative sleep is essential to start the year off right. It’s crucial for having the energy needed to accomplish all our activities. Here are our tips for effectively getting back into a good sleep routine for an optimal return:

Start a sleep routine

During the holidays, our activities are often varied and irregular. Before returning to school, our advice is to establish a calm and consistent bedtime routine. To help our bodies ease into sleep, it’s important to prepare for bedtime. Relaxing activities such as reading or taking a warm bath, practiced at approximately the same time each evening, signal to our bodies that bedtime is approaching. This way, we are more likely to fall asleep easily. Relaxation exercises like yoga can also help promote calmness. Additionally, avoid consuming stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine before bedtime. These small actions can be beneficial in establishing a sleep-friendly routine.

Gradually return to your sleep routine

Vacations are often synonymous with a late night. Soon, you’ll have to get up early to go back to work. So it’s time to start thinking about going to bed earlier, so you can get back to work efficiently. A few days before returning to work, you need to get used to your sleep schedule and routine again. Gradually go to bed earlier, so you’re ready to fall asleep at the ideal time for a good night’s sleep.

Creating an atmosphere that helps you sleep

For a good night’s sleep, it’s important to create the right atmosphere. A comfortable pillow and mattress, as well as a quiet, dark bedroom, promote quality sleep. Lowering the bedroom temperature is also recommended for better sleep. Aromatherapy can also be beneficial; the use of relaxing essential oils can help improve sleep. Phones, tablets and computers are an integral part of our lives. However, the light they emit can interfere with our sleep and make it harder to fall asleep. Avoiding their use an hour before going to bed can help us fall asleep more easily.

Restart  exercising

Exercise is well known for its many health benefits. One of these is that it promotes sleep and improves its quality, by reducing tension. Take advantage of the back-to-school period to get back into training. However, it’s best to avoid working out an hour before going to bed, as it could have the opposite effect.