10 ways you’re sabotaging your sleep
Don’t let insomnia crash your slumber party. Here are 10 reasons why you can't sleep.
We’re stuck at home, again, which means the temptation to stay up for just one more episode of that Netflix series you’ve been bingeing in lockdown is real. Sure, you might be falling asleep on the couch but who cares when you’ve got nowhere to be in the morning, right?
Wrong. Clinical psychologist and leading mindfulness expert Dr Richard Chambers says many people are accidentally sabotaging their sleep, leading to a range of mental health issues, including burnout, anxiety and depression. “Use sleep as a barometer,” he says. “When sleep is good, life tends to be good.”
These are the basics of sleep hygiene, plus his guide to 10 of the most common ways you might be sabotaging your sleep.
Stressing about not being able to get to sleep only makes it harder to get to sleep. Image: Getty.