We have all been there, you finally land your dream job and it gets to the night before but you can't sleep! So many questions are running through your head: Are the people going to be friendly? Will I be able to find the office? Where is the toilet?!
Here are our top five tips to get a good night's sleep:
Treat it like any other night
Go to bed at your normal bedtime as getting into bed earlier can cause anxiety and restlessness. Keeping the same bedtime helps your body stay on schedule, allowing you to feel prepared for the day ahead.
Keep your room cool
If your body is too hot it can add stress physically to an already restless night. Studies have found that bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. Open your windows or use a fan to cool you down and regulate your body's temperature.
Get organised before bed
Dwelling on making sure everything is ready is going to keep you awake. Before you tuck yourself in, make sure you are organised and have made arrangements for the next morning. Try practicing your commute to reduce any additional anxiety.
Avoid screen glare
Looking at your smart phone, tablet or computer and watching television can make you wide awake before bed. Light reduces your body's production of melatonin which makes you fall asleep, especially the blue light emitted from the devices, so drift off reading a good old fashioned book ahead.
And last but not least..
Take a bath, refresh and relax!
Soaking in a bath tub relaxes all those tense muscles and increases mindfulness. The hot water can help calm your mind and relax your body.