Sleeping well is a crucial part of our well being, but we don’t always get our full quota. I often hear that we need eight hours sleep a night and that may well be true but I think we are all different with different needs and we can sometimes get hung up on a number that we can’t quite aspire to and therefore feel we are in need of more sleep than is actually necessary for us, which kind of makes us feel tired.
You will know exactly the amount of sleep you need by how you feel when you wake up, so use that as your guide. If six hours is what you need then make sure you get it. Be kind to yourself and rest, make your bed time a ritual, be calm before you slip between your sheets, turn your mind into a blank canvas, put the worries of the day behind you, take deep breaths and allow your sleep to envelope you.