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Lockdown sleep: Why can't I sleep? An experts tips to a great night's sleep


Listen

You don’t have to read something, you could always just listen to something mildly distracting.

Dr Senn said: “This varies from person to person, but it could be low white noise, an audiobook read by a soothing voice or even some relaxing music.

“For many, something that they have listened to many times before is enough to distract their focus from their thoughts, but not too thrilling to keep them wide-awake.

“But no matter what, take stock in the fact that you will eventually drift off, ready for whatever the world has to throw at you.”

Meditate

Whether you’re an avid meditator or hate the idea of it, you should give it a go if you’re really struggling to sleep.

Dr Senn said: “Guided meditation has been proven to help positively impact sleep issues, lowering the heart rate by activating the parasympathetic nervous system – the counterpart of our fight or flight response – and is an age-old technique to help relax the mind and body.

“Of course, meditation isn’t a fix-all, rapid solution; you can’t meditate minutes before bed and expect to doze off.”





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