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6th December 2017

The importance of sleep to our wellbeing


During healthy sleep our brain is busily active in growth and repair. In deep sleep we release growth hormone and prolactin, we reduce the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and we balance leptin production which aids in food cravings. When we upset our sleep cycle and therefore our circadian rhythm we effect our body salts such as blood calcium, impair our mental health injure ourselves more easily and the reduced cognitive function means we make more daily errors. This can become noticeable at school and work.

The pattern of our day was altered radically by the invention of the lightbulb effecting the critical influence of night and day, sunrise and sunset. The modern world we now inhabit is awash with constant stimulation due to technology which makes switching off or even down more difficult.

It is very important for one’s health and wellbeing to aim to teach ourselves to disengage before heading to sleep

 

10 ways to try and improve your sleep quality


 

  • Optimize the environment you sleep in. Comfortable, clean bed, clutterfree, quiet and tech free. (Don’t use your phone as an alarm clock).
  • Be consistent with your bedtime and try and wake naturally
  • Try and enhance your physical health, activity and improve your BMI. This can be too low as well as too high.
  • Keep regular meal times eat well and not too late
  • Live your own values and be true to yourself
  • Talk about life’s challenges and never go to bed on a row, share your anxieties and aim to be positive.
  • Sign off your day, work or chores. Disengage switch off and relax before bedtime.
  • Ensure you spend some time in the daylight and fresh air. Maintain life perspective.
  • Avoid late night exercise and
  • Moderate caffeine and alcohol intake.

Alternatively if it is still difficult to improve your sleep problems we may be able to help with some of the above. Osteopathy and massage are both good ways to improve your musckulo-skeletal tension and discomfort and calm the stress responses. Counselling can be beneficial to clear your head of many buzzing anxieties. Sharing your stress or anxiety with someone else can reduce its intensity.

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6th December 2017

The importance of sleep to our wellbeing


During healthy sleep our brain is busily active in growth and repair. In deep sleep we release growth hormone and prolactin, we reduce the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and we balance leptin production which aids in food cravings. When we upset our sleep cycle and therefore our circadian rhythm we effect our body salts such as blood calcium, impair our mental health injure ourselves more easily and the reduced cognitive function means we make more daily errors. This can become noticeable at school and work.

The pattern of our day was altered radically by the invention of the lightbulb effecting the critical influence of night and day, sunrise and sunset. The modern world we now inhabit is awash with constant stimulation due to technology which makes switching off or even down more difficult.

It is very important for one’s health and wellbeing to aim to teach ourselves to disengage before heading to sleep

 

10 ways to try and improve your sleep quality


 

  • Optimize the environment you sleep in. Comfortable, clean bed, clutterfree, quiet and tech free. (Don’t use your phone as an alarm clock).
  • Be consistent with your bedtime and try and wake naturally
  • Try and enhance your physical health, activity and improve your BMI. This can be too low as well as too high.
  • Keep regular meal times eat well and not too late
  • Live your own values and be true to yourself
  • Talk about life’s challenges and never go to bed on a row, share your anxieties and aim to be positive.
  • Sign off your day, work or chores. Disengage switch off and relax before bedtime.
  • Ensure you spend some time in the daylight and fresh air. Maintain life perspective.
  • Avoid late night exercise and
  • Moderate caffeine and alcohol intake.

Alternatively if it is still difficult to improve your sleep problems we may be able to help with some of the above. Osteopathy and massage are both good ways to improve your musckulo-skeletal tension and discomfort and calm the stress responses. Counselling can be beneficial to clear your head of many buzzing anxieties. Sharing your stress or anxiety with someone else can reduce its intensity.