Put sleep at the top of your list
There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep to leave you feeling refreshed and raring to go – but sometimes a full night of shut-eye can become elusive.
Prioritise your sleep routine if you’re serious about improving your energy levels because it can have such a big impact. “Sleep affects our physical and emotional wellbeing and the different phases of your sleep help to rebalance your mind and body in different ways,” says Silentnight’s sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. “Missing out on certain stages of sleep can negatively impact on your health.”
The most important time of night for energy are the first few hours after you go to bed. “Between the hours of 9-11pm your body rebalances your metabolism and energy levels, replenishing the energy you’ve used during the day and calming your stress levels,” says Nerina. “Between 1-3am your body is working to rebalance your feelings of fear, anger, frustration and rage, so experiencing sleep disturbances in these vital hours can have a detrimental effect on your mood and energy the following day.”