Stacey Solomon shares surprising tip for getting a good night’s sleep… and it’s all to do with the fridge

Stacey Solomon shares surprising tip for getting a good night’s sleep… and it’s all to do with the fridge


IF you’ve ever laid awake in bed at night with a million jobs on your to-do list running through your mind – it turns out ticking a few off the list can help you get some kip. 

Stacey Solomon has shared her surprising tip for getting a good night’s sleep, and it involves a midnight trip to the fridge – but not for snacks.

The mum-of-three is known for her organisation and storage hacks, with her kitchen cupboards boasting neatly labelled food in jars. 

The Loose Women panellist admitted she sometimes gets up in the middle of the night when she can’t sleep – and organises her fridge shelves. 

The former X-Factor star confessed she felt “embarrassed” about being awake in the middle of the night doing odd jobs, but it turns out it can be beneficial. 

Stacey, who’s been named as Bensons for Beds latest brand ambassador, chatted to sleep expert Dr Sophie Bostock about her night-time habit.

She said: “Sometimes I do just get up and do something, and then I’m embarrassed, because I think this isn’t normal to be up at three in the morning, organising the fridge or painting a wall you forgot to paint five weeks ago.

“But you say that’s that’s perfectly ok to do.” 

Dr Sophie said: “There’s nothing wrong with waking up in the night, what you need to try and do is not worry about it. 

“We usually sleep in cycles, around about 90 minutes to two hours. 

“Between every sleep cycle our sleep becomes a little bit lighter, and the more stressed you are going into your night of sleep, the more likely you are to wake up.

“If you can wind down before bed, you’ll immediately help yourself get into a deeper stage of sleep. 

“And when you do wake up you should find it easier to just roll over and go back to sleep.”

Dr Sophie said when you find yourself up at night: “Don’t be afraid to turn the lights on and get out of bed.

“It’s so much better than lying there going ‘oh my god I can’t sleep’.”

But she told Stacey that it’s crucial to know when it’s time to go back to bed, saying: “Listen to your body as your eyelids start to feel heavy and you start to yawn, don’t be afraid to get back into bed. 

“What you’re trying to do is break this connection between anxiety and sleep.” 

Stacey, who shares one-year-old Rex with Joe Swash, admitted she has restless nights, saying: Sometimes when people say sleep I’m like, 'what’s that?'

“Most of the time I’m kind of running on empty and just going right, push through push through it’s nearly bedtime.

“Then when it gets to bedtime, I just collapse.

“I think it’s the staying asleep.”

Dr Sophie added that reducing alcohol, caffeine and even turning the lights down can help you get a good quality kip.

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