If you are plagued by insomnia and nothing seems to help, try these five “non-negotiable” sleep tactics devised by sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, author of “Fast Asleep Wide Awake”, published by HarperCollins.
- Eat breakfast every day within 45 minutes of waking (to set your body clock).
- Drink lots of water.
- Reduce or abolish caffeine (the stimulating effect could be disrupting your sleep patterns).
- Enforce an electronic ban one hour before bed (any screen action, whether computer, phone or TV can be mentally stimulating and the light emissions can confuse your body clock).
- Aim to get at least four pre-midnight sleeps per week.
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