Published: Wed, 08/10/16

Good morning and welcome to my TIP OF THE DAY. 

One topic I discuss regularly at Kick Start Fat Loss is sleep.  It's amazing since starting KSFL four years ago how many clients I have met over the years who struggle with their sleep including me.

 Our KSFL Team have been asked the following question:-

"What are your top tips for a good night’s sleep?"

Below is how we answered.

There are some great tips here.

Have a lovely day.

Paula x

Kick Start top tips for a good night’s sleep

Andrea Riddoch KSFL Leeds
Don’t eat too late (at least 3 hours before bed), no alcohol, warm bath, pukka night time tea, magnesium supplements and bed by 11pm (ideally 10.30 but that’s difficult in my house).

Tracy Harrison KSFL Plymouth
Prepare my lunch ready for the next day, answer my emails, watch some TV to wind down after a manic day at work. Have a mug of organic herbal tea, set my alarm and off to sleep I go……. My mind isn’t working overtime because I’ve answered emails, not worrying about lunch because it’s all prepped ready and no caffeine to keep me alert. Blinds and curtains are closed too so it’s nice and dark…

Sarah Hogan KSFL Lincoln
I’m a huge fan of magnesium. Since taking it and using a spray I sleep so much better.
Also cutting out the sugar has a huge difference to my sleeping patterns!

Paula Thompson KSFL Stockport
When I am home from teaching pj’s on, prepare/plan breakfast and lunch for my boys and I, sort out uniforms, make sure boys are organised for school next day, camomile tea, trying to turn my phone/laptop off by 10 pm, magnesium spray and trying to meditate before I go to bed. Bed by 10 .30 pm easier said than done.

Samantha Quirk KSFL Jersey
No exercise post 7pm, bed by 10.30pm- need to get into a routing bedtime as we all tend to wake up at the same time don’t we? And just think what you do with your babies, bath, bottle, bed right? So for us, maybe a warm bath with some essential oils (lavender is s good choice), cup of herbal tea or clean chocolate, and bed!!!
Room sprays are a good option along with Bach flower remedy if you are struggling!

More top tips:-

1: Turn OFF everything – electric, phones, TV stand by mode.  EVERYTHING has to be off.  Electronic devices transmit signals and your brain will pick up on these leaving your body rested but your mind still reacting to the phone.

2: SLEEP in pitch black. This is a hard one if you love to wake up with the daylight streaming in through the window.  Invest in black out blinds.

3: Leave a good 3 / 4 hours after eating before you go to bed.  You really need to have all the food in your system digested well before you retire for the night.

4: If you can’t stop your brain going over ideas and conversations and events etc then try and read fiction before you go to sleep.

5: Eliminate screen time an hour before bed, so no looking at iPhones or ipads which keep the brain alert & active.

6: Sleep naked or sleep wear only for bed.

7: Eating Kick Start style is key.  Good fats and good carbs aid a restful nights sleep.

8: A Supplement that can help sleep is Magnesium. Go for 600mg per day split it up and take with your 3 meals. You will see a difference almost immediately.
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