3 Steps to Better Sleep

1  HAVE A SOAK  magnesium is known as nature’s tranquilliser because of its calming effect on the nervous system. Sprinkle a handful of Epsom salts in your evening bath.

2  TURN DOWN THE THERMOSTAT  To initiate sleep, your core temperature needs to reduce by 1ºC. You’ll always find it easier to fall asleep in a room that’s too cold, rather than too hot.

3  KEEP A JOURNAL  People with a sense of purpose are more likely to sleep better in later life, according to a new study. To stay connected to what’s important to you, write answers to these questions every day; ‘What is going well in my life?’ What am I pleased with? What is there to be grateful for?’

Woman & Home November 2017
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