Well I understand that, sleep routines, sleep hygiene all sound a bit dull I agree.
You don’t need me to tell you the benefits of having enough good quality sleep, young or old, if we get a good night it’s likely we will wake up feeling good, we benefit emotionally and physically – it’s good news for those around us too. Most people will have experienced the fatigue, short temper and lack of focus that often follow a poor night’s sleep.
Take a moment to imagine instead, waking up every day feeling refreshed, excited and enthusiastic about the day ahead, with all the energy you require to do, not only everything that you need to do, but also the things that you would like to do and often don’t have the time or the energy to do. If there are others in your household imagine everyone feeling good.
NHS choices lists seven ways in which a good night’s sleep can boost your health including how it can help prevent diabetes and ward off heart disease. It is really important to sleep well.
If a new product was invented that offered all the benefits of good sleep, my guess is that it would be very very expensive and we would all want one! The good news is that we can sleep for free.
Sometimes it can be difficult to get to sleep and/or to get the amount of quality sleep that we need.
From time to time, we may need to invest some time and energy to improve things.
There is lots of really good helpful information on the internet, some of it is a bit dry and could be considered a bit of a bore…yawn…yawn…yawn. Often discovering a couple of simple tips and making a few minor changes can make a huge difference.
What about the children in our lives? Even if you don’t have children living with you, in flats, terrace houses the sound of bedtime tantrums travels through the walls. Family, friends or neighbours children need to be able to get to sleep, if they don’t not only is it detrimental to them, it really impacts those around them.
If you are looking for something a bit different that’s natural, safe and fun – look no further than this new bedtime story book for children, Sam the Sleepy Sheep
The authors, Dr Kate Beaven-Marks (CNHC registrant), and Rory Z Fulcher designed the story of Sam the Sleepy Sheep so that it is easy-to-understand for children (and parents) of all ages.
This book works using special, sleep-inducing language patterns that help children to relax and feel tired, whilst keeping them engaged with a wonderful story and loveable characters.
Children will yawn…yawn…yawn…and drift gently off to sleep, adults will be able to have a quiet relaxing evening.
Read this bedtime story and transform your evenings and the mental and physical health of those you read to. Easy.
I urge you to consider what changes you can to make to ensure that you and those around you get all the benefits from being able to go to sleep at the end of the day and get the amount of quality sleep you need.
At this time of year many people are thinking of New Year’s Resolutions. It feels like a good time to review the amount of and quality of sleep that you and those close to you are getting. Identify the changes you would like to make and take action now. Imagine how good you will feel, you will be energised and be able to focus on the things you want to do. You will be successful.
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Lisa French Hypnotherapy. Empowering you for life