Good sleep is one of our basic needs for a health wellbeing and not getting enough sleep can have a big impact on how we feel. Have a look at some tips to achieving good sleep here.
If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired again. This could be reading a book or listening to some calming music.
After a busy day your body needs time to shift into sleep mode. Spend the last hours before bed doing a calming activity such as reading or having a warm bath.
Try and keep your bedroom as a space just for sleeping. Avoid using your phone, watching TV and eating in your room as your body won’t associate it as a place of sleep an rest.
Naps during the day aren’t a bad thing, so long as you have them at the right time. Try and limit your naps to 20-30 minute bursts and don’t take them after 3pm to ensure they don’t effect your sleep.
Caffeine is a stimulant and can disrupt your sleep. Try and avoid consuming caffeine after 2pm. Despite myths alcohol is not a sleep-aid and can effect the quality of your sleep too. Avoid alcohol as much as possible to support a good nights sleep.
Try and stick to the same sleep and wake times during the week and on weekends. This will help regulate your body clock and make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep at night.