While you can sometimes climb into bed feeling overtired and exhausted, confident that you’ll drift off and wake up the next day feeling refreshed and energised, you can, unfortunately also find yourself tossing and turning throughout the night without having slept a wink.
We’ve all at some point experienced the frustration of not being able to sleep properly and the more stressed and tired you become, the less sleep you receive.
Insomnia, or sleep disturbance, can arise for a number of different reasons. Long days, hot evenings, jet lag and alcohol are among some of the common causes of sleep deprivation. However, waking up in the night or difficulty in getting to sleep could simply be a result of your brain being overactive at nighttime when it ought to be resting.
It’s not only the prospect of feeling sluggish and sleepy-eyed while sitting at your desk the following day which makes insomnia incredibly infuriating but in terms of your body’s health, getting a good night’s sleep is essential.
This is because your body needs enough time to be able to repair itself. While you are asleep, your immune system, for example, is busily working away to produce defensive cytokines and antibodies to help fight infection.
There’s no doubt about it, getting the right amount of sleep is important, so to help make sure that your brain is as prepared as it can be to switch off for the night, Sleepy People have put together this infographic looking at ten hacks for helping to turn your brain off before bed.
So next time you find yourself unable to sleep or you even find yourself resorting to counting sheep, it may well be worthwhile trying out some of these tips to help ensure that you get a restful night’s sleep.
10 Ways to Turn Off Your Brain Before Bed – Infographic | Sleepy People