5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

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Modern life isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. With stress, worries, anxieties, smart devices and our diet all impacting on our shut-eye, it’s time to reclaim our slumber. Here are our top tips for getting more sleep.

1. Take time to relax

Making time to relax at the end of the day may feel indulgent, but it’s essential if we want to sleep well. Keeping busy until the moment we go to bed is counter-productive. Both the body and mind need time to wind down and switch off. Using aromatherapy oils such as lavender can help, whether they are in a burner or added to your bath. But reading a good book can be just as calming. It’s about forming good habits that encourage you to prepare for sleep.

2. Get some exercise

Exercise benefits your health in a multitude of ways, including helping you sleep. Exercising makes you more tired, and therefore likely to nod off quicker. You may also find you sleep for longer if you’ve done physically strenuous exercise during the day. However, it is worth bearing in mind that strenuous exercise late in the evening can have the opposite effect. Getting the blood pumping makes you feel more awake and alert, making it harder to wind down.

3. Think it through

Worry is one of the worst sleep thieves around. We can bring this under control by allowing ourselves time to worry before bed. Sit down with a notebook and pen and make plans for the next day. Think through situations that have been troubling you and note down actions you will take the following day to resolve them. Then put away your concerns with your notebook before heading to bed.


4. The link between diet and nutrition and sleep

It’s not just what you eat that effects your sleep habits, but also when you eat it. Sugary foods, alcohol and anything containing caffeine may keep you awake and should be avoided. Instead, try fortified cereals, chick peas or bananas before bed, all of which are rich in vitamin B6.

Did you know that 75% of people are deficient in magnesium? One of the symptoms is a lack of sleep. Taking magnesium alongside vitamin B complex could completely change your sleeping pattern and the quality of sleep you’re getting. Antioxidants and probiotics could also boost your immune system, helping your body to remove toxins and making you feel more in control of your busy life.

5. Switch off your smartphone

These days, our phones keep us connected to the internet 24/7. This can be beneficial for flexible working, keeping in touch with friends and family and staying up to date with the news. But it’s bad news for our sleep. It’s difficult to switch off after reading a work email or reading a troubling news story. But that’s not all. Smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions emit blue light. This tricks our brains into thinking the sun is shining, even at midnight. Which can make getting to sleep incredibly difficult. So, put down or switch off your phone at least an hour before bed.

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Article Date: 15/09/2017

Disclaimer: The information in this document is not intended to replace orthodox medical treatment. The information offered in this document is offered as additional complimentary information.

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