“It’s hard getting a good night’s sleep because I go to bed late and wake up early.”
If you find that you aren’t sleeping well – experts recommend getting between seven and nine hours a night – you may have trouble focusing at work and feel sluggish or moody.
Dr Lim suggests establishing good habits get a refreshing night’s sleep. To help you fall asleep faster, go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Second, have a soothing pre-sleep routine, such as sipping on warm tea, meditating, or listening to relaxing music. Third, put your gadgets away as using them in the bedroom can have a stimulating effect and keep you awake longer than you want to.
If you still can’t fall asleep, avoid tossing and turning in bed, as this will increase your anxiety. Instead, says Dr Lim, go to another room and read a book, and go back to bed when you start to feel tired.
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