Many people who have trouble sleeping miss out by failing [...]
The impact of too little sleep may seem obvious. After all, we all know when we are tired, don't we? Well, no, not always. One of the sneaky effects of accumulated sleep-loss is that we stop recognising the signs. Sleep debt builds without us being aware of it.
Trying to understand what stops you sleeping can just make matters worse. Focus instead on removing these common obstacles and restoring healthy sleep habits. A lot of people complain of poor sleep and losing sleep is bad enough, but feeling bad about it just makes things worse. The stress and worry about how loss of sleep will affect us the following day is enough to keep anyone awake at night!
Rumination, or obsessive over-thinking about your situations or life events, is linked to sleeplessness. It can easily become a cycle.
It doesn’t take much to upset our sleep. But equally, if you go about it systematically, it doesn’t take much to restore healthy patterns and improve sleep.
Sleep routines laid down in infancy are the basis for proper sleep hygiene in later life. This guide is for parents who are concerned about getting it right.
If you suffer from poor sleep, before looking for complicated explanations and solutions, consider the simple stuff and start with the most obvious and basic. Do you like where you sleep?
When sleep eludes us it can be frustrating and worrying, which only makes things worse. You'll find plenty of advice on sleeping because it's a common problem. If you suffer in this way you don't have to. Here are a couple of ideas and a link to more info. And remember to do something useful rather than worrying about not sleeping.
I have a plan to beat insomnia and help you sleep well so that you wake feeling refreshed and well-rested
Regular sleep patterns are vital for healthy sleep, but they are easily upset by daily demands and routines. Here are some of the problems, and their solutions.