How can I get a good night's sleep?

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Three tips from our naturopaths to help you get a better night's sleep.

We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. But with increasingly busy lives, and jam packed work and social schedules, are you actually getting the sleep that you need?
A sleep friendly space, established sleep routine and regular exercise are a few things you can do to get a good night’s sleep.

To create a sleep friendly space your bedroom should be dark for sleep, with the temperature on the cool side. Keep your room technology free and make that last check of your smartphone at least an hour before you go to bed.

Set a fixed time to go to bed and to wake up each day with a goal of getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep. This regulates your body’s sleep clock and helps cement good sleep habits.

Regular exercise can lengthen the duration of low-wave sleep; the most relaxing kind of sleep stage there is! Getting out in the fresh air also helps you focus outwards rather than inwards, which helps to reduce stress.

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