Sleep on it

June 12, 2019

 

 

Sleep and mental health are closely linked. If your mental health is poor, your sleep can be affected. And if you're having trouble sleeping, this can affect your mental health. It can start up a vicious cycle.

The top tips for a good night's sleep are:

Make sure you get some daylight, when you can.

Take some exercise.

Establish a bedtime routine.

Check your mattress - replacing after eight years is recommended.

Keep a sleep diary.

Try foods containing amino accids, such as milk.

Keep technology out of the bedroom.

Cut back on stimulants like caffeine and alcohol.

Reduce screen time. Read a book instead.

Practice relaxation an breathing techniques.

 

 

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