World Sleep Day
Getting a good night’s sleep is the advice from TalkingSpace Plus psychological practitioners. Sleep helps us to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit and gets us ready for the next day’s challenges and stresses. The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be underestimated and is one of the key ways to maintain a balanced and healthy mind.
Samantha Sadler Deputy Clinical Lead at TalkingSpace Plus has some top tips on getting a good night’s sleep to mark World Sleep Day: “It really helps to have a fairly regular time to go to bed and a waking time and to have the bedroom space as restful and calm as possible. Reducing the use of electronics in the lead up to your bedtime will also help. As will regular exercise and keeping alcohol and caffeine use to reasonable limits. If we find ourselves waking during the night and struggle to get back off to sleep it’s best not to force it; use low lighting and do something that helps to drop off to sleep. There’s no need to stay in bed if we can get up and do something gentle until we feel sleepy again.”
Samantha further comments that “Poor sleep reduces wellbeing and can lead to and be part of poorer mental health. Sleep is at the core of living life well and sometimes we can forget that, so if you think you might benefit from some help don’t hesitate to get in contact with TalkingSpace Plus as we can help. We offer evidence-based approaches to build strong foundations for good sleep.”
World Sleep Day is marked this year on the Friday 18th March 2022. The whole purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the benefits of sleep and the health issues that some sleep deprivation and disorders can have on our wellbeing.
If your lack of sleep is affecting your mood, we would encourage you to get in touch with us. You can self-refer online You can call us now on 01865 901 222