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10 tips for a good night’s sleep

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Whether you find it hard to nod off, difficult to stay asleep, or wake early, having problems with sleep are more common than you might think. We’ve got some top tips to help you get the sleep you need. 

  1. Try to go to bed at roughly the same time each night. 
  1. Relax in a warm bath before bed. 
  1. Sip a herbal tea – chamomile is great for insomnia – a couple of hours before bed. 
  1. Leave 2 hours between exercise and bed so the endorphins released when we work out don’t keep you from snoozing. 
  1. Try to avoid eating during the last 2 hours of the day and skip high sugar foods after dinner as they could keep you awake. 
  1. Avoid or keep alcohol to a minimum if you’re having trouble sleeping as it can disrupt our sleep. 
  1. Check your bedroom lighting isn’t too bright, using a bedside lamp just before sleep and screen filters or dark modes if you must use a screen. 
  1. Cut caffeine after midday, including green tea and chocolate. 
  1. Keep your room cool to help trigger your sleepiness. 
  1. If you can’t sleep, change to a different, darkened room, read or listen to soft music for a short while then try again. 

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