Sleep well - you'll feel better in the morning

Mental healthHealth TipsSeptember 7, 2022

Sleep deprivation – caused by lack of sleep or reduced sleep quality – can harm our health. Try these expert tips to improve your sleep:

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  1. Choose a suitable bedtime and waking time, and stick to these – even on weekends.
  2. Get natural light, especially earlier in the day.
  3. Exercise during the day and not close to bedtime.
  4. Avoid artificial light, especially as bedtime approaches; try blue light filters on devices you use in the evening.
  5. Don’t eat or drink close to bedtime; keep particularly away from alcohol, fat and sugar.
  6. Keep your bedroom as comfortable, quiet and dark as possible.


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