…tips to get you to dreamland
Eat Breakfast Early… Improving your night’s sleep starts from the minute you wake. Make sure you have breakfast within 30 minutes of waking. “Starting your day on an empty stomach means your body runs on ‘adrenaline energy’, which causes shallow sleep that night,” says Nerina.
Drink two litres of water a Day… Dehydration can be a catalyst for sleep problems. According to Nerina, when our bodies experience dehydration, they revert into survival mode, disturbing the regulatory systems in the brain that control sleep.
ELECTRONIC SUNDOWN… An hour before bed switch off your phone, your computer and your TV. It might be a tough habit to break, but you need to do this if you’re serious about sleeping better.
Go to bed Early… The hours before midnight are a really important part of getting good sleep; they are the hours that are deeply restorative,” says Nerina. “Even if you get a good amount of sleep, going to bed late is likely to make much of your sleep highly inefficient. Get to bed around 10.30pm four nights a week to allow your body to access that vital 90-minute phase of sleep before midnight.”