Do you get enough sleep at night? Chances are, maybe not. In a recent Medibank study, only 43% of a representative sample of Australians said they ‘always’ or ‘often’ get a full night’s sleep.
Sleeping well is essential for good health, and Sleep Awareness Week is the perfect reminder to take a look at your sleeping patterns, and make changes where you can to encourage longer, deeper and more restorative rest. A few tips to start with: get some exercise during the day, develop a calming bedtime routine, avoid alcohol before bed, and drink more water to stay hydrated.
For more help getting a great sleep, we’ve pulled together some great resources:
- Sleep well, be well: tips from sleep expert Dr Carmel Harrington
- 5 tips for better sleep from sleep expert John Toomey
- The restorative power of sleep
- 6 ways to sleep better
- Tools to track your sleep
- Natural light and sleep
- Are you experiencing sleep aponea?
- 9 things you might not know about sleep
- 4 steps to a better night’s sleep
Find more information at sleephealthfoundation.org.au
Sleep. We all love it, but most of us don’t get enough. Sleep Awareness Week, running over 6-12 July, is the perfect time to make some changes.