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
- 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
- Switch 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.
How to Cope with Sleep Problems (mind.org.uk)
Steps to Success: Sleep for children with ASC (togethertrust.org.uk)