Good news for those of you who have struggled to get to sleep – then answer can often be as simple as breathing! So, next time you find yourself kicking the bedsheets in frustration, relax and unwind by practising a few of these simple breathing exercises. You never know, you might just find yourself drifting off into a deep and restful slumber.
Ever woken up with a fright, wanting to kick and scream but completely unable to? You might have felt like you were in a horror film, but the reality is much weirder. Sleep paralysis can be a seriously scary experience, with feelings of dread and pressure weighing heavily on your chest while limbs and muscles refuse to act when you want them to.
We all know that we should be sleeping more… but did you know that sleep deprivation can increase your risk of getting diabetes?
We’ve all been there at some point or another – tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position in which to drift off. Whether you’re a chronic night owl or you’re just having a short period of restless nights, there are ways of catching some zz’s without relying on medication.
Even the deepest sleeper will find their sleep patterns affected by shift work. The irregular hours along with the unusual day and night routines mean that trying to get sleep can be a very tricky prospect. This is made even worse in the summer when days are longer as the light can disturb and disrupt sleep.
Got a major decision to make?
Is your head full of noise?
Feeling stressed out about a particular issue?
Well, science says you should sleep on it. That’s right. It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Getting into bed and switching your brain off is the fastest and best way to help clear your head to make those decisions in the morning.
Why is this?