SLEEP ON IT

The Dominion Post - Your Weekend (Dominion Post) - - Feature -

Dr Alex Bar­tle shares his top 5 tips for bet­ter sleep. See sleep­well­clinic.co.nz for more. • Stop screen time (in­clud­ing smart­phones, com­put­ers and TV) for at least one hour, and prefer­ably two hours, be­fore bed. • Stop “clock watch­ing” overnight by en­sur­ing clocks and cell phones are out of sight and out of reach. • Spend more time out­side, es­pe­cially in the

morn­ing. • Go to bed later when you’re more likely to be able to go to bed and sleep. Then slowly ad­vance bed­time ev­ery two to three nights. If you’re un­able to sleep, get up within 20 min­utes. You may only need to be up for 15 min­utes be­fore re­turn­ing to bed to try again.

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