• Lack of sleep doesn’t just make us physically unhealthy but makes it harder for us to control our impulses, act positively, feel good about ourselves, and even empathize with other people.

• Sleep better and make a start by turning off your tech at least 90 minutes before you go to bed.  The light from your screens, as well as the stimuli, confuses your brain, so it produces up to 22% less melatonin the sleep Hormone.

• Remember every drink of alcohol you have interrupts your sleep, so try and avoid it a few hours before lights out. (not easy, I know)

• A few hours before bedtime, try a hot bath or shower to heat your body and then let it cool.

• If possible, try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day.  

• Lack of sleep increases your hunger hormone ghrelin and triggers fat storage. 

• A good night’s sleep burns more calories-much more than sitting around watching TV or looking at social media on your phone.

• Eat to sleep.  Melatonin-rich foods like cherry juice, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and oats can help, as well as potassium and magnesium-rich foods like bananas.  

• Try some 7/7/8 breathing if you can’t sleep.  Breathe slowly into your nose, filling up your chest, then hold for a count of 7 and slowly through your mouth, exhale for a count of 8 and repeat.

• Yes, sex and an orgasm (no matter how you achieve it) help you sleep.  The Hormone Oxytocin, which is released, promotes a greater desire to sleep, and it reduces anxiety and stress.


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