Health Bite: Sleep Tactics

A golden retriever is asleep on the family bed. sleep tactics

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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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.