Simple Sunday

Week 2

SLEEP

SLEEP

Today’s Simple Sunday focus is about a very basic need – sleep. During uncertain times, it’s important we do what we can to make sure we are practicing good sleep hygiene.

But why? Ensuring good sleep is actually essential for our mental wellbeing. Long term, poor sleep patterns have been linked to low mood, feelings of helplessness as well as loneliness.

So with this in mind, why not have a look and prepare for bedtime!

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
– William Blake

1.

The Sleep Council have some great resources on their website including this questionnaire which, once filled out, will generate a 30 day sleep plan for you. Might be worth a try!

1 minute

2.

If you wanted something small to try out before bed, why not have a go at this 7 minute bedtime yoga? It is designed to help you wind down, stretch out, calm the nervous system and prepare for a healthy night’s sleep.

7 minutes

3.

This article outlines how the current situation might be impacting your sleep, as well as suggestions for improving your sleep cycle.

And if you would like a little more, Headspace has some great information and tips on how to improve your sleep, including your sleep environment and free sleep meditations.

15 minutes+