5 ways to get back to your sleep on your day off

At work, all you can think about is the feel of that soft pillow beneath your head as you drift into a peaceful slumber. So why can’t you drop off on your day off? 

Going back to sleep is a tough ask for a lot of us, but there are ways to help things along a bit. Lucky for you, we’ve put them all together in a handy list.

Check out these seven ways to get back to sleep on your day off, courtesy of nutritionist and stress expert Charlotte Watts and her health blog Healthista.

1. Turn around time

First things first, turn your alarm clock around so it’s facing away from you. You can’t worry about wasting time if you don’t know what it is!

2. Stay prone

Whatever you do, do not, I repeat not, get out of bed. This is rule one from the lazing in bed manual.

It’s important to stay as unstimulated as possible to let yourself drift off again. Make sure you have a bottle of water by your bed so you don’t have to fetch one come morning time.


3. Imagination land

Switch off the old brain box and let your mind run wild for a bit. Extend that dream you were annoyed to wake up from and let the two worlds blend together. You’ll be asleep before you know it.

4. Mrs Mindfulness

Reassure yourself that you’re safe and let go of all your worries and anxieties. None of that matters at the moment, you’re in bed!

Take a look at Google’s three step guide to achieving mindfulness here.

5. Get your podcast on

Audio books and the radio are the perfect way to focus on something other than your thoughts. Stick on one of these fantastic ear worms and you’ll be nodding off again in no time.