If you’re like almost half of Australians, the stress of your daily life, an overexposure to technology and a less-than-ideal diet can see you struggle to fall asleep at night. Sleep isn’t a lost cause however, with these five simple, pre-bedtime rituals which can see you snuggled up in bed, dreaming peacefully in no time.
Sleep arrives in response to a delicate balance of hormones that shut off your mind and sink you deep into slumber. These hormones that induce and maintain sleep are released in response to external triggers in your environment. Creating such an environment is called sleep hygiene and is essential for those of you who struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed.
Sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing. Without the right amount of consistent, quality sleep, the human body is unable to perform to its optimal level. Unfortunately, a lack of quality sleep is all too common a problem in Australia with studies showing nearly 50% of adults experience inadequate duration and depth of sleep.
Recent research reveals that 4 in 10 Australians struggle to get enough sleep on a regular basis. A frightening statistic when you consider that study after study has proven the amount of sleep we have directly correlates to our health and wellbeing.