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Green-walk­ing is the new sleep­walk­ing. Stud­ies have shown that com­pared with walk­ing on a city street, tak­ing an after­noon walk of just 17 min­utes in a green en­vi­ron­ment can pro­mote an in­crease in sleep of up to three hours! (‘Green’ can mean a park, a for­est, or the bush.) The the­ory is that walk­ing in a green space calms our body, and the de­cline in body tem­per­a­ture that oc­curs after after­noon ex­er­cise acts as a sig­nal to in­duce sleep at night.

It can take a lit­tle while to es­tab­lish a bet­ter sleep pat­tern but if you try th­ese steps and good qual­ity sleep still evades you, then con­sider that your in­abil­ity to sleep well is ac­tu­ally a symp­tom – rather than a health con­di­tion. Please talk to your med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner about your prob­lem. They can ad­vise you on the best forms of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and herbs to take. They can also in­struct you on how best to take th­ese sleep aids to max­imise their ef­fec­tive­ness.

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