A guide to snoozing by the seaside…

If you’re feeling a bit fed up with the endless grind of your daily routine and the hurly burly of everyday life, then you may not be sleeping that well either. 

If you struggle to get to sleep, then here are our five tips to help you regain a good balance.

But if all else fails, you just could simply do with some time away to escape from the stresses and strains of daily life, so book in with us soon. 

  1. Make a commitment each night for a week to go to bed 10-20 minutes earlier than the night before until you are getting eight hours sleep. If you stay with us, short of an evening stroll on the beach if the tides out and some wave watching, once you’ve had your tea, then there really is no excuse for a late bedtime and there is very little noise pollution to keep you awake either, apart from the waves lapping on the shore of course! It’s very peaceful and quiet here, so you can really escape from it all.
  2. Eat carbohydrates for supper – carbs make the body release serotonin, which makes us drowsy. Go for fresh fruit, nuts and veggies.
  3. Make sure you don’t watch TV or look at your PC, tablet or phone 30 minutes before bedtime. You need to relax before you can sleep and to avoid too many distractions. Also, it has been proven that the light from screens prevents the release of melatonin, which encourages sleep. All our holiday homes have TVs but, hopefully, if you’ve come here to escape the rat-race, you’ll be switching off all your gadgets and going native for a few days!
  4. Increase the magnesium in your diet – a supplement of 500mg of magnesium a day helps increase sleep levels and the quality of the snooze according to researchers at Tehran University. Eat more dark green leafy veggies as they contain lots of magnesium.
  5. If you still find it tricky to sleep, then experts suggest getting out of bed and making yourself a warm cup of water, sipping it and breathing deeply and calmly. If you’re staying with us, you’ll also be able to listen to the waves gently lapping the shore. It’s very soothing…

 

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