Queen Elizabeth's Sleep Routine—Revealed
If you have problems sleeping, you're not alone. As a matter of fact, more than 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. deal with sleep disorders and struggle to get a restful night's sleep. But one very famous person in the world has a pretty effective evening routine, and it helps her sleep like pure royalty. It may be because the individual we're referring to is Queen Elizabeth herself. We've come up with tips from the Monarch's nighttime sleep regimen you might want to try for some quality (and regal-esque) Z's. After all, considering how amazing the Monarch looks at 96 years of age with 70 extraordinary years on the job as Queen of England, she's doing something very right. Read on to learn about Queen Elizabeth's sleep routine, and next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Queen Elizabeth supposedly heads to bed at 11 p.m. and gets a restful 8 ½ hours of sleep each night
Her Majesty has much responsibility on her plate, but she keeps a pretty solid self-care ritual when it comes to shuteye. She apparently maintains it each night, too. Hey—when something works, stick with it, right?
What are The Queen's secrets? We know you're curious! Well, one very important habit we'd all love to follow is she gets a restful 8 ½ hours of sleep each and every night, according to Glamour. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Queen Elizabeth supposedly heads to Dreamland at 11 p.m., and she wakes up at 7:30 a.m. every morning.
What else does she do? Prior to turning in for the night, she reportedly reads for a bit and also gets in some walking during the day.
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Getting into a regular bedtime routine is key
With so many individuals trying everything under the sun from supplements to sleeping aids and more, Queen Elizabeth seems to have her sleep routine down to a science.
When you think about it, as every parent knows, the most important thing to work on with an infant is to establish a consistent sleep schedule. What to Expect even says a regular sleep pattern is key for healthy sleeping as a baby—and for the future. Sleep Foundation indicates a regular routine at bedtime helps soothe cranky infants as well as their parents. Consistency helps kids get to sleep quicker and sleep better through the night.
So, doesn't it make sense to keep up the routine and apply it as an adult? Of course, as we grow up, life gets in the way. But unless you are a nighttime worker, setting a regular sleep time may very well trick your body into a pattern. It works for The Queen, so it may be worth a good old try!
The benefits of The Queen's daily habits that promote good shuteye
As far as Queen Elizabeth's other daily habits that promote rejuvenating shuteye are concerned, it's been proven that relaxing before bedtime is helpful, as is getting in exercise during the day. Getting some reading in before you snooze is linked to a plethora of benefits, including relieving stress from the day, an overall better quality of sleep, and long-term positive effects on your cognition.
The Queen has a routine before heading to sleep, and you should, too. According to Sleep Foundation, a relaxing activity you enjoy done consistently for a half-hour to an hour each night is very beneficial. Reading each night as Queen Elizabeth does is always a great idea, but you can also consider meditating, writing some letters, or even pampering yourself with a soothing essential oil bath.
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