9 Ways To Get Sleepy
Reader's Digest UK|March 2021
Struggling to get some shut eye? You're not alone. These tips will help you to get some much-needed rest
Susannah Hickling

Around a third of us have insomnia. Long-term sleep problems are associated with health issues, including Type 2 diabetes, depression, weight gain and heart problems, but there are proven strategies that can help you drop off at night

1 Love the dark

Bright light delays the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates your body clock and promotes sleep, so make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible. Consider blackout blinds or an eye mask.

2 Get moving

Wear yourself out with exercise and you’ll sleep better. Just 30 minutes of physical activity can help. But don’t exercise too near bedtime, as it will wake you up at just the time you need to be winding down.

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