Christmas is behind us, New Year’s celebrations approach, and if you’re like many Australians, you’re already well on track to experiencing the dreaded holiday burnout. The holiday season is supposed to leave us refreshed and ready to take on the new year, but if you don’t balance letting loose with a little self-care, you may end up more tired than you were on your first day off work!
As you may suspect if you’re a regular reader of this blog, your first line of defence against holiday burnout is getting adequate sleep. With a jam-packed holiday social schedule, It’s inevitable that your regular sleep schedule will shift somewhat, and that’s okay, but you should do what you can to maintain it. Now is as good a time as any to practice good sleep hygiene both before bed and throughout the day . Making sure your sleep routine doesn’t get wildly out of whack will make you better company at parties anyway.
Speaking of parties, how’s your head feeling these days? If holiday get-togethers are leaving you with a bit of a perpetual hangover, it may be time to slow down (not the most practical pre-New Year’s advice, we know). Just make sure to stay hydrated, rested, and avoid double-dosing caffeine to counteract fatigue. A nap on your trusty Regal mattress and a big glass of water are better choices than another flat white.
Another strategy to combatting holiday fatigue is to stay as active as you can. Not only will help keep the holiday pounds at bay, but it’s actually likely to help you sleep better. Even a brisk walk or a quick set of pushups is much better than nothing! Better yet, why not make active outdoor activities a family holiday tradition?
As a family business, the holidays really mean a lot to us here. We’re grateful to have been a part of your journey to better health, and look forward to making our products and services even better in the years to come. On behalf of everyone at Regal Sleep Solutions, we wish you all the best in the new year.