Posted by: Jo Banks
Some helpful top tips for getting a good night's sleep....
The following is a list of tried and tested techniques for helpling you get a good night's sleep. If you include them together with the techniques mentioned in Sleep Well Parts 1 & 2, they will grately hance your chances of permanently changing your sleep patterns.
Set up a good bedtime routine, this could include having a warm bath and/or practicing some of the relaxation techniques outlined in this chapter
Have a warm drink (not caffeine)
Take regular exercise
Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even at weekends
Make sure the room is not too hot or too cold
Make sure that the room is quiet and dark - use ear plugs and a sleep mask if appropriate
Drink caffeine or smoke before bed
Watch any programmes or films that may get your heart racing before bed
Avoid any disagreements with family
Play exciting video games before bed
Exercise just before bed
Go to bed too hungry or too full
Have the TV on in your bedroom
Lie there awake - if you are awake for more than 30 minutes, get up and do something else, only going back to bed when you feel tired enough to sleep - this way you will be training your mind to know that bed is for sleeping
DO NOT SLEEP DURING THE DAY, NO MATTER HOW TIRED YOU ARE!
These techniques are tried and tested by my clients and me over the years and are proven to be very effective. However, if you try these techniques and they do not work for you, I would always suggest that you seek further advice from your doctor.
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