4 tips for sleeping well - Boutique Arthur

Today, ARTHUR is tackling a mission of universal interest: to help you spend peaceful and trouble-free nights all year round, during the week and at weekends. While there are many tips for improving your sleep, we have selected for you those that we consider to be the five most effective!

1. Maintain a regular amount of sleep

This is one of the keys to successful sleep every night. Succeeding in going to bed and waking up at the same time is not given to everyone, but it is a necessary step to sleep well.

Indeed, if you go to bed at different times every night, your body will not be able to form habits, and will be out of adjustment each next day when it is time to return to bed.

Let's take an example: if you have an 8-hour night, another 6 hours, then another 10 hours, how can you regulate your body? In this case, it is better to favor three nights of 7 hours, which will give your daily rhythm a significant boost.

2. Avoid screens before bed

If you have the habit of watching a film, a series, or even scrolling on your social networks just before going to sleep, you will need to think about reviewing your hobbies.

Trying to fall asleep straight after turning off your screens is not the best way to get a good night's sleep. On the contrary: our eyes, disturbed by the bright light of our devices, assimilate their brightness to daylight and send the brain a signal opposite to what it is supposed to do, by inhibiting the night hormone, melatonin. .

Ideally, therefore, we should stop using screens at least an hour before going to bed, so that our body can get used to less bright light and more conducive to sound sleep.

3. Dinner neither too much nor too late

If, in France, dinner generally takes place around 8 p.m., everyone's bedtime is much less set in stone.

It is in any case admitted that eating too little time before going under the covers is not the best way to optimize your sleep. We should therefore eat dinner 2 to 3 hours before bed to obtain the best nighttime results, in order to let our body digest food in the right way.

The content of the dinner is also important, since a meal that is too large or too high in protein will increase your body temperature compared to sleep which decreases it.

4. Avoid sport before sleeping

As in the case of a large dinner, sport is not recommended during the few hours before sleep. If it is recommended to do it during the day to keep in shape and feel good about yourself, but also because it brings positive fatigue, practicing it late in the evening will on the other hand cancel out many of these benefits for the night future.

Sport increases body temperature, which is never good before a night's sleep which will only be successful if this temperature is low. Since we also love sport for its competitive and surpassing aspects, it will be a factor of mental stimulation, certainly positive, but which should not be omnipresent during your time in bed.