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How to ensure a good night's sleep before your big day

Posted by Danielle Harvey on 24 October 2022

woman laying in bed looking happy to be asleep Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods.

Nic Shacklock, from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives. "Understandably, many grooms and brides-to-be spend the night before their wedding day stressing about their guests, their vows and how they are going to look.

"Thankfully, there are lots of helpful tips which can help those hoping to be bright eyed and feeling fresh on their big day. Our favourites include purchasing a lavender scented pillow mist or doing a calming yoga routine before bed."

Sleepy scents
Anxious wedding preppers who are finding it difficult to ease their mind into sleep may benefit from filling their room with scents to aid sleep. Scents like jasmine and lavender have a rich and sweet smell which is often used for relaxing purposes in aromatherapy. The easiest way to bring these scents into your bedroom is by purchasing a room and pillow mist. Just spray it on your bed before you go to sleep and it will effectively aid your slumber.

Pre-bed workout
Daily exercise has been long praised for its impact on a good slumber. Planning a routine ahead of your wedding eve can be the trick to get you off to a quick and peaceful sleep, whether it is a slow yoga session or a trip to the gym for a more intense workout. Staying active increases your metabolism and helps decrease stress and anxiety.

Stay off your phone
If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, the best thing to do is to avoid any sort of mental stimulation. This means, staying off your phone and avoiding thinking of any wedding details or worries. If this fails, have a book nearby that you can reach for to distract your mind and send you back into sleep.

Watch what you eat
On the day before your wedding, stay away from spicy foods and heavy meals before bed. Your body needs time to digest the food properly before you get to bed, to avoid any difficulties falling asleep.

Avoid caffeine
As tempting as it may be to sit back with a cuppa ahead of your important day, it is important to limit caffeine at least eight hours before heading to bed. Coffee, tea and other caffeinated drinks can stick around in your system for longer than expected, leading to a night of tossing and turning in bed.

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