We understand that when we have a lot going on in our lives, sleep is one of the first things that suffers. So how can you improve sleep when stressed?
When you sleep, your body and mind are refreshed and alert. When you don’t sleep, you find that your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories are impaired. Your body needs sleep. Some scientists think that the brain can sort through and store information, replace chemicals, and solve problems while sleeping.
How much sleep you need personally is a difficult question to answer. Most adults appear to need between 7 and 9 hours of nightly sleep. Alas, getting enough sleep is not easy especially when you are under stress. Hectic work schedules and pressures, a disruptive sleep routine, and health issues can impact the way that we sleep. We can take a few steps ourselves to help improve our sleep quality – improved diet and exercise regime being one example.
This short course, delivered by email and referring to material in a specially crafted course, is designed to help provide you with some ideas about how you can improve your sleep quality.
*We would recommend that if insomnia (a persistent lack of sleep) is causing you concern, then you should refer to your doctor for specialist assistance.