Sit By The Window At Work
People who get more natural daylight throughout the day – even through glass – sleep better at night, say researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago.
British sleep specialist Dr Guy Meadows’ approach to poor sleep is revolutionary – using techniques like mindfulness, he teaches people how to do nothing to get sleep! “It’s what good sleepers already do – and what you did before insomnia took hold,” he says.
Yes, there’s another reason to quit. New research has found smoking interferes with the production of proteins that control your body clock. Quitting can help normalise your sleep patterns.
Don’t focus on how much sleep you missed. Instead, focus on the time you did sleep and tell your brain that you got enough to feel okay. When researchers at Colorado College in the US did this in a trial, people immediately performed better on tests of memory and information processing.
Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication / Additional reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh