6th April, 20201 min read

Struggling to sleep? Try this

Last reviewed: 07/04/2020
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If you’ve found it hard to get a good night’s sleep since you started physical distancing, there’s a reason for that. Stress can affect your sleep, and the current coronavirus climate certainly counts as stressful.

While you may not be able to control what’s going on in the world, you can control what’s happening in your body.

Try the following actions for a better night’s sleep.

  1. Avoid napping during the day as this will help you get into a routine of feeling awake and alert during the day and sleepy at night.
  2. Turn off electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones, tablets and TVs at least an hour before bedtime. The blue light emitted by these devices can make your body think it’s daytime, making it harder to fall asleep.
  3. Stop all mentally-demanding activities, like working or studying, at least 90 minutes before going to bed.
  4. Take a warm bath, do relaxation exercises or listen to calming music just before going to sleep.
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