Q. Do you always get a good night’s sleep?
A) No, I frequently wake up feeling tired B) I usually sleep well C) I sleep like a baby
Health experts say that it’s important to have a good night’s sleep as constantly having a disturbed rest period can have an impact on your health. Which isn’t exactly rocket science, it’s a well known fact that not getting enough sleep isn’t good for you, but did you know it’s less about how many hours sleep you get, and more about the quality? As we age it is likely that the length of time we sleep for each night reduces, which is perfectly healthy - it’s more important to sleep well. The key to knowing whether you’ve had a good night’s sleep or not, is whether you wake up feeling rested or tired. If you do wake up feeling exhausted regularly, the advice is to set up a bedtime routine and stick to it. Medical professionals suggest that people who struggle to sleep, should avoid drinking alcohol as it can act as a stimulant, as will any drinks that contain caffeine, such as fizzy juice, coffee, and even tea. Likewise, if you do find it difficult to get a good nights sleep, it’s recommended that you stop using your phone or tablet an hour before you’re due to go to bed as these devices can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daytime.