How often do you find that you are longing for a good night’s sleep.

Without enough sleep you tend to be less alert, have memory problems and a lack of concentration. Making you feel more irritable, as small problems start to magnify themselves. It can also impact both your health and wellbeing.

There can be a wide  range of reasons as to why this may be happening.

  • You are overtired
  • Time of the month, perimenopause, menopause
  • You are unable to switch off the mind, lots of thoughts and worries
  • Anxiety
  • Stressed
  • Too much technology
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Eaten too much
  • Too much caffeine
  • Alcohol, sugar

 

Tips for a good night’s sleep:-

  • Go to bed at the same time each night
  • Try not to nap during the day
  • Witch off computers and phones 2 hours before bed
  • Keep a notepad and pen by the side of your bed to write down worries
  • Have a relaxing bath
  • Milky drink or camomile tea
  • Lavender oil may help
  • Use blackout curtains
  • Earplugs are useful if you keep waking up
  • Music or meditation to help calm your mind chatter

Be patient if your sleep pattern has not been good for a while, as it may take a while for this to change.

If you are concerned about your health in anyway do seek the advice of a medical professional.

World Sleep Day

Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

How to Cope with Sleep Problems (mind.org.uk)

Steps to Success: Sleep for children with ASC (togethertrust.org.uk)

The Sleep Council

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