Have you ever suffered from fatigue during a working day? The Royal Society of Public Health has published a study proving that 4 out of 10 British people do not get enough sleep.
These alarming figures are undoubtedly valid for our country. Here are some tips to solve the problem...
Avoid strenuous exercise before going to sleep
Since a good dose of exercise exhausts your body, you fall asleep more quickly. However, it is important not to overdo it and to make sure that your muscles are resting at the right time. It is therefore not recommended to exercise at the end of the evening.
No sheep in the bed
Everyone has heard it at least once in their lives, whether it's advice from grandma, a children's program, or a news article, "If you can't sleep, start counting sheep."
This technique, like many others, seems to have the opposite effect. You are asking your brain to work and, as a result, you don't immediately fall asleep.
Screens in bed: don't use them
Put your smartphone, tablet or laptop aside when you go to sleep. Several studies have confirmed that the blue light emitted by screens keeps the brain awake
Pay attention to your diet
Some foods calm the body, others stimulate it. It is therefore preferable to drink an herbal tea or a glass of milk in the evening. Products containing caffeine are obviously not recommended.
Some studies draw a parallel between a poor diet and a lack of sleep. High calorie consumption, too much sugar, sweets or too few vegetables clearly affect sleep.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
A less familiar way to deal with insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy
This method pushes you to look for the factors that disturb you in your daily environment. In the long run, it seems to be much more effective than medication.
There are of course medications available if it is really necessary. Even if they have positive effects at first, they usually cause some long-term effects (addiction, headaches, etc.).