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Sleep hints & tips

Positive Sleep For Better Mental Health

Sleep deprevation or having a poor sleep routine can lead to damaging effects on mental health and well-being. Looking at The Mental Health Foundation (hosts of  ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’) guide ‘Sleep Better’ we explore positive sleep methods and routines for better mental health. The Foundation suggests that Health, Environment, Attitude and Lifestyle must be addressed to achieve an effective sleep routine. These are the ‘4 pillars of good sleep’ and together the help us to, HEAL. Health Address any physical health concerns which may prevent sleep. A simple common cold, although frustrating at the time, is easy to treat and is…

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10 Proven Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night of sleep — at least 7 hours per night — is a necessity. From a health and fitness perspective, a good night’s sleep helps us stay lean by helping to maintain good insulin sensitivity. It cuts the risk of common colds and increases resilience to stress. It also improves memory and performance. Finally, a good night’s sleep is crucial for GH and testosterone levels, which give men and women more strength and vitality. 1. Make the room cold. For most people, the ideal temperature for sleeping is somewhere between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll have to experiment…

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32 Solutions for When You Can’t Sleep

Beyond Counting Sheep — Your Action Plan Whether you’re a chronic insomniac or just have the occasional restless night, read on for lasting sleep solutions.  This article is written by Laura Newcomer, you can read the full thing here: http://greatist.com/health/cant-sleep-advice-and-tips Try these strategies for gradually improving sleep quality over time. Keep track. Record how much and when you sleep, fatigue levels throughout the day, and any other symptoms. This serves two purposes: It can identify activities that help or hurt the chances of a good night’s rest, and it’s a useful tool for a doctor or therapist, should you decide…

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