8 ways to get a better night's sleep
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Friday 14th March is World Sleep Day – but with deadlines looming as the end of term draws closer, recent news that sleeping in the same room as your phone could keep you awake, and the fact that the clocks are going forward this month, we’re guessing that you’re probably not getting as much of it as you should. Aside from all important afternoon naps, sleep is not something that might strike you as a priority at the moment. But it should be, of course – because without a decent night’s sleep a few times a week it’s not going to be long before your brain slows down and you turn into the world’s grumpiest human. Luckily the snoozing experts at Silentnight have given us their top tips for getting those all important 40 winks. Silentnight’s Dr Nerina Ramlakhan says: “It is important to practice a good sleep routine to optimise sleep quality. Simple changes can make a huge difference, such as writing to-do lists each day or incorporating more exercise into your day to day life. When the clocks change this will also have an impact on your sleep, therefore routine becomes even more essential.” Good advice, we think. 1. Take regular breaks during the day - try to take a lunch break of between 20-30 minutes. Use the time to walk, stretch and recharge mentally.
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