Sleep During Lockdown
If you are having trouble sleeping during a lockdown you are not alone. This can be due to the change in a routine here are a few tips I picked up to help me
1- Keep to a routine, when we work this gives a routine to our daily lives the 9-5 having to get up and ready for work then have lunch at a certain time etc. If you are not working or working from home then this routine can be disrupted and this can impact sleep. So if you can stick to getting up as you would normally and eat at the same time as you would normally this will help with sleep.
2- Plan a schedule of activity – every day I write down what I will be doing for the next day this usually consists of a bit of work, reading, exercise and of course a daily walk. Then at the end of the day, I then review my activity and see what I accomplished and what could have done better and then write a new list for the following day.
3- Keep TV and entertainment as a reward. It can be very easy to binge watch TV, or binge on social media or even binge on junk food and with all of these it can feel really good at the moment but it makes us feel lousy afterward. I made a commitment to keep these to 1 hour of TV a day and then only as a treat once I have completed the other tasks for the day. Also, be careful when you watch TV keeping screen time to a minimum in the evening can help sleep better.
4- If you do suffer from sleep apnoea (snoring to the point whereby it significantly impairs breathing whilst asleep) then there are several things that can help with this and an anti-snoring device is one option. If this is something you would like to know more about then give us a call on 01772 717316
I hope these help just a few tips, remember If you are suffering with long term sleep issues then please speak to your doctor.