Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). In fact, it is just as important as healthy eating and exercise. However, many struggle to sleep and these common sleep issues may be solved by following just a few simple steps.
If you struggle to settle down, try to introduce a fixed sleeping routine by going to sleep and waking up at the same time everyday. Sleeping in late or staying up can disrupt your body clock’s sleep-wake rhythm.
Snoring can be linked to lifestyle. To ease your snoring try the following:
- avoid alcohol
- lie on your side
- avoid smoking
- try nasal strips
If you find yourself wide awake at night thanks to your mind racing, try to switch off by letting these thoughts drift away, and your drift off to sleep.
In the summer months, the heat can become unbearable at night and make it almost impossible to sleep. Take a cool shower before bed (not freezing), try cotton sheets (lightweight and breathable) and keep a cool glass of water by your bed.
Waking up in the middle of the night
If you wake up in the middle of the night – don’t pick up your phone! Instead, read a book to distract yourself from stressing about sleep. If you find you are waking up during the night regularly, try to stick to a regular routine. This will allow your brain’s internal biological clock to know when it should be awake and alert or asleep.
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