Aim to get outside, in nature, for at least half and hour a day.
A regular exercise routine helps you sleep.
Eat “growing food” – anything that was once growing and alive – rather than processed foods or foods that come out of a factory.
Have a good healthy dinner – you can’t sleep on an empty stomach.
Drink 2 litres of water a day, but avoid drinking fluids too close to bedtime.
Alcohol and smoking reduce your sleep quality.
Aim to go to bed at the same time each night, especially during the week. This way you will help form a good habit, and your body will naturally be ready for sleep.
Avoid screens for an hour before sleep.
Avoid caffeine and sugary foods or drinks for at least 5 hours before sleep.
Put any concerning thoughts or worries that come to mind while you’re about to sleep on a bookshelf in your mind’s eye – you can’t resolve them now while you’re sleeping, you will look at them in the morning.
If you need to, take a melatonin supplement – available at health stores and some chemists. They come in a spray or chewable tablets.
Listen to relaxing music, a sleep inducing soundtrack, or sleep apps half an hour before sleep.
A soundtrack that is designed to take you straight into restorative sleep will ensure a quality sleep whereby your body will rejuvenate.
How a Lack of Can Sleep Effect You
Negative self image
Irrational fear and worrying
Conflicts, especially family members
Inability to focus
Shortened attention span
Reduced academic performance
Lack of energy
Aggressive behaviour – including yelling and shouting
Lyn Megan Macpherson (M.A., M.Ed., Adv.Dip.Clin.Hyp., Adv.Dip.NLP & Psychotherapy) is a Double Masters qualified, award-winning Social Ecologist, Transformative Psychotherapist, Government Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner. She completed both her Transformative Leadership and Social Ecology Masters with Distinction and was awarded the Dean's Medal for academic excellence.
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