Insomnia and sleep problems
“A Good Nights Sleep is All I Need”
Missing out on your sleep can leave you feeling very irritable and under par. It can also lead to headaches, sluggishness and put a major strain on family and friend relationships. Using caffeine stimulants can often make matters even worse. A good night’s sleep is essential to help your body recover, repair and rejuvenate. Often sleep problems are caused by stress and anxiety where the mind does not want to switch off and stays constantly alert trying to find solutions to all of your problems. The key to changing this process is to re educate the mind to switch off at bedtime and stop the reoccurring or racing thoughts that you are having. Alix Needham will help you understand your sleeping problem and work with you using a variety of techniques so that you can finally relax and switch off at the end of every day. Tips to improve your sleeping patterns
1 – Take part in some regular exercise each day such as walking or swimming. This helps to relieve your stress and relax your mind and body.
2 – Create a relaxing environment in your bedroom and make the room comfortable, dark and airy.
3 – Avoid stimulants such as tea, coffee alcohol and smoking before bedtime. You will sleep better if you have a milky drink or even a herbal tea.
4 – Relax before going to bed by listening to some soft music, or a warm bath will help you to unwind.
5 – Get into a routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time, even at weekends. This helps to set your body clock.
6 – Write down anything that is worrying you before you go to sleep. Tell yourself you will deal with these matters in the morning and make a habit of doing it everyday.
7 – Massage Go for a massage every now and again as this really can get you feeling relaxed and help you unwind.
8 – Bedtime Snack having a bedtime snack can lead the brain to thinking that it is time to sleep if it is part of a regular routine.
A final word on sleep deprivation – Being tired can lead to lots of different problems including being snappy with people, not being able to concentrate, and most of all it can make you feel unwell in many ways.
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