Do you struggle to get to sleep, or constantly feel tired and lethargic through the day? I’ve noticed that when we’re talking about how to improve brain functioning, achieve goals, or become more productive, then we can often overlook something which we spend years of our lives doing – and that’s sleeping!
I used to boast about my ability to function on a small amount of sleep and almost wear it as a badge of honour. A wake up call (no pun intended!) about the negative effects of too little shut-eye started me on a 2 year journey to try and change a 40 year long habit of poor sleep.
Did you know that too little sleep not only makes you feel pretty rubbish and irritable, but can also compromise your immune system, increase your risk of cancer, disrupt your blood sugar levels, increase your chance of heart failure and contribute to psychiatric conditions?!*
Now that we’ve got all of the bad news out of the way, here’s the good news! I’ve spent two years reading loads of the literature and road-testing tips from sleep experts and have come up with a list of 11 things that help me to achieve much better sleep, night after night. The best thing is that most of the tips & tricks are completely free and easy to implement quickly.
Do you have any top tips for getting a better night’s rest? Let me know over on social media so I can share your wisdom!
*Info is from Matthew Walker’s excellent book ‘Why We Sleep’. https://amzn.to/2NsfDRW [affiliate link]
Resources from this week’s Choose Your Attitude Show
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker: https://amzn.to/2NsfDRW [affiliate link]
My Year Without Alcohol: www.debrasearle.com/021
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