Why Insomnia Is On The Rise – And Tips To Curb It
Quick tips to help you catch those Zzzs.

Hands up who hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in forever? Insomnia was a significant issue before You Know What happened, but the outbreak introduced new levels of anxiety and disruption into our lives.

Being able to switch off from work at the end of the day and resist the urge to doomscroll long into the night requires considerable willpower. And even when exhausted, sleep still doesn’t come naturally to some of us. So how can you avoid a restless night? Here are some quick tips.

Start by waking up at the same time every day – the body craves routine – and then actually get out of bed. Using your bed for anything other than sleep or sex can have a negative impact on your quality of sleep. Also, treat bedtime like a ritual and take about 45 minutes to quieten your mind, with meditation or reading, before turning off the light.

Finally, if you’re struggling to fall asleep, give yourself about 20 minutes before getting up and doing something relaxing in another room. Remember, you can’t will yourself to sleep and you want to avoid your brain associating being in bed with not sleeping.