Midlife sleeping rules

For all those who suffer disturbed sleep


stick_figure_sleeping_1600_wht_5121Sleep problems often arise when you reach your 50s and can become a real problem in your sixties when about 50% of people struggle to get to sleep or  stay asleep in the early hours.

And at times like Xmas when we can all get a bit stressed or eat and drink more than we normally do it can stop us getting good quality sleep.

Sleep expertDr Guy Meadow set out some advice in the Times a short while ago which is worth repeating:

Don’t go to bed too early. Because you go out less you probably go to bed earlier. You might try going to bed later after having a bath or reading so you feel really tired

Don’t drink alcohol before sleep. Alcohol is a sedative but it also disturbs sleep and can arouse your body increasing your heart rate, your sweating, and dehydration.


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