By Jan, Mar 2 2018 11:42AM
Ok, so hands up those who would like to be getting more sleep?
I'm guessing that's most of us? It's that time of year where it's cold, dark and a bit gloomy and we really should be sleeping brilliantly for 7-9 hours per night, which is what the experts say we need. But for some reason, we're not.
Either late nights at the blue screen, ipad, TV are keeping our melatonin levels high and we can't switch off.
Or that middle of the night wake up call, where every mistake, misunderstanding or misery of the past 30 years decides you need to devote some serious thinking time to rehashing it ....again!
And then, in the morning, that hung over, haven't slept a wink feeling and it seems impossible to make any decision, everyone is irritating and there are ONLY bad drivers on the road.......sound familiar?
Sleep expert (Matthew Walker- Why We Sleep) reminds us that even one night of poor sleep impacts on our immune systems and the WHO is now classifying night time shift work as a probable carcinogen.
Why we sleep has only relatively recently been discovered, that is, the purpose behind us needing sleep and what sleep achieves. During various sleep types we will be filing information acquired during the day, sifting out what we don’t need and then during other phases we allow our mind to make odd/ different connections, thus being creative and innovative and enabling us to problem solve-hence the term “to sleep on it”.
If you would like some help getting to sleep or staying asleep, message me your email address via the website jankillingback.co.uk. and I’ll send you my relaxation MP3.