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How to fall asleep naturally

When you are tired but can’t sleep, there is nothing worse than lying awake trying. Here we explore how to fall asleep and how to sleep better.

Sleeping peacefully

To sleep well is such a gift, leaving you feeling energised and revived. Sleep is also essential in supporting your health. It is the time when your mind and body repairs and recovers. 

” A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”

Irish proverb

We all know what it is like to feel scratchy-eyed, moody and unable to focus after even one night of too little sleep. It feels really debilitating to feel tired all the time. There are also multiple studies that link regular poor sleep with serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

So it is important to be able to sleep well. The good news is that there are some tricks to help train your mind and body into a better sleep pattern.

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3 quick de-stress tricks

Be your best you

For lots of reasons right now, most of us are feeling anxious or stressed.

We are learning new ways of dealing with our lives. Juggling children with working from home, losing jobs, living on top of each other, isolated, worried about loved ones or facing real danger every day.

So it is not surprising if anxiety is quietly gnawing away somewhere inside you.

The good news is that there are some simple tools to help.

If you are feeling stressed or irritable, try one of these breathing tricks to find some calm. Breath work has long been recognised in yoga, in child birth and other situations as a way to reduce panic and calm physical stress reactions.

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