Tip 4: Take your time to sleep

Getting enough sleep keeps your brain healthy and repairs your body. But we don’t always manage to sleep enough.

Did you know that 63% of Dutch people are not positive about the quality of their sleep?

Do you recognise this situation?

In the evening, after a busy day, you’re sitting on the sofa, totally exhausted. The only thing you feel like doing is watching Netflix or scrolling through Facebook. You lose track of time and all of a sudden it’s really late. The next morning, your child is up early again. You struggle to get out of bed. You’d love to sleep an extra hour.

If you get a good night’s sleep, you feel happier and you’re better equipped to tackle the day ahead.

Did you know

that you manage to do things better and quicker if you’re well-rested?

Do you want to finish a lot of things in the evening, like household chores or work-related tasks? Consider that if you’re well-rested in the morning, you’ll probably finish them in no time.


Set an alarm clock in the evening.

Your mobile phone might have a special evening alarm. You can set when you want to wake up the following morning. The evening alarm will ring 9 hours before, giving you enough time to prepare for bed and still get 8 hours of sleep. If you need to get up at 07:30, for example, the evening alarm will notify you at 22:30 that it’s time for you to go to bed.

Do you have trouble falling asleep? A relaxation exercise in the evening might help.
Discover more tips for a good night’s sleep here.