6 tips to ensure you get a good nights sleep

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If you are fed up feeling tired or get sleep anxiety follow these six tips to help you get a good night sleep. Sleep 😴 is essential for our health and wellbeing and can affect our immune system, hormonal balance and how we handle stress during the day. During our sleep R.E.M. or Rapid eye movement takes place and this helps process all the events that have happened during the day. Having a good night sleep can mean we wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the days challenges!

What You'll Need

  • Something to help you relax: it could be a book, a hypnotherapy recording, some relaxing music or a bath with lavender oils

What You'll Do

  • Establish a routine! We have an internal body clock which runs to circadian rhythms and determines periods of wakefulness and sleep 💤 during a day. Establish a routine for sleep and stick to it at weekends too if you can.
  • Ditch the caffeine by mid afternoon! Instead try drinks like camomile or passionflower at bedtime.
  • 3. Exercise during the day. Try and get outside every day if you can. Walking for 30 mins every day can help.
  • 4. Switch off electronic devices in bed! Try reading instead. The blue light emitted can keep you awake and stimulated.
  • 5. Introduce a relaxing routine. This could be having a bath, yoga stretches, listening to a hypnotherapy recording or music or practising mindfulness
  • 6. Establish good sleep hygiene. Ensure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet. Curtains should not let in light. Your room should be like a peaceful cave that you can retreat to at night time.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you still can’t sleep after sleeping you can seek the help of a professional. Clinical hypnotherapist can help with sleep. Your GP may also be able to advise you or refer you onto someone who can help you. Guidance is available from the NHS website on this subject with the videos.
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