sleep_advices_from_5_gurus

This small guide was put together by the people from Express and focuses on five domains that affect your sleep quality.

THE DOCTOR. Dr Guy Meadows

“If you find that you are struggling to get to sleep bring your awareness to something that you can actually feel, such as your pillow or your night clothes. This will help to ground you in the present and will also help to calm your mind before sleep.”

THE FENG SHUI EXPERT. Amanda Kenton

“If you have a television in your room don’t just switch it off. Unplug it. Electromagnetic radiation can interrupt sleep. Similarly mobile phones should also be left outside the room when you are ready to go to bed.”

THE SLEEP COACH. Charlie Morley

“Practise mindfulness or meditation, do gentle stretching and yoga or read a book. If you wake in the middle of the night don’t worry. Rather than starting to check emails take a few breaths and try to relax.”

THE PERSONAL TRAINER. Matt Roberts

“Having a steaming, relaxing bath before bedtime is a great way to unwind and forget about the day’s stress, setting you up nicely for a restful night’s sleep.”

THE NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST. Caroline Skirrow

“Magnesium is vital for relaxation and low levels can have a dramatic impact on sleep quality. Boost your levels by eating lots of leafy, green vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and fish.”

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