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Yesterday I wrote this article on ‘The Real Reason You’ve Turned into an Insomniac’ on my other blog, Afternoon Tea4Two, as I was chatting about a Bubble Tea delivery but I thought I would repost to my Sleep Sunday post for my regular Sleep Sunday readers.

Are you struggling to get to sleep at night? Have you tried counting sheep and you still cannot drift off? The importance of a good night’s sleep should never be devalued. Your sleep will dictate how you feel the following day and it can also have a huge impact on your health.

Insomnia is a very common symptom in this modern age. The best way to properly cure insomnia is to change to a healthy lifestyle so that the cognitive reasoning of the brain remains intact.

In order to rectify your sleep issues, you need to figure out why you are having them to begin with, so let’s take a look…

Are you feeling stressed? – In most cases, people struggle to sleep because they are feeling stressed out. Stress is something more and more people are experiencing today. Are your troubles keeping you awake at night? If so, you need to find ways to de-stress. From yoga to breathing exercises, find out what works for you. 

You have no sleep routine – Do you find that you could go to sleep at 9 pm one night and then the following night you are awake past midnight? If so, this is probably why you are struggling to get to sleep at night. Having a consistent routine is important. We’d recommend getting a bubble tea delivery and having a nice mug to de-stress before bed.You exercise close to your bedtime  – When do you exercise? If your workout takes place within three hours of your bedtime, it is a good idea to try exercising earlier in the day to see if

this has a difference on your ability to sleep. You may find that you are able to drift off with greater ease. This is because we are often filled with energy and adrenaline after exercising. 

Your mattress is not comfortable – If you are to get to sleep in an evening, you need to make sure your mattress is comfortable. This is the most pivotal part of your sleeping routine. There are no right or wrongs regarding what sort of mattress you should choose. After all, we all have different levels of comfort. You can read as many mattress buying guides as you want, but until you test a mattress you will never truly know if it is right for you or not. 

The temperature is wrong – In addition to the points that have already mentioned, another element that could have an impact on your sleep is the temperature in the room. This is especially the case if the room is too hot. After all, we all know how restless we can get throughout the summer months. Making sure the temperature is cool and comfortable is a necessity if you are going to get to sleep with ease every evening. 

You play games on your smartphone before going to sleep – Last but not least, a lot of people are guilty of doing this! If you are, then you have probably found the reason why you cannot get a good night’s sleep. It is really difficult to get to sleep after using technology because of the light. Not only does it impact your ability to go to sleep, but it has an impact on your quality of sleep too.

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Relax Back UK have put together some Back Pain Awareness Shows for Backcare Awareness Week.

How to Avoid Back Pain in The First Place on the Relax Back Show on UK Health Radio

What To Do if You Are Struck Down With Back Pain

What Corporates Can Do To Help Keep Staff Free of Musculoskeletal Issues

The Relaxback UK show is weekly and has the objective to inform and entertain listeners on a variety of health related topics but often majoring on musculoskeletal health.

Mike Dilke the presenter does not have a medical background but has become knowledgeable and is not afraid of asking searching questions of his guests. He seeks out experts to inform and entertain the listeners.

Listen in and you will find out something useful that you did not know. If you don’t you will hopefully be made to smile or even laugh at some light hearted moments or even one of the host’s rants! 

There is lots more to listen to on the UK Health Radio as well as Health Triangle Magazine you can read which is full of interesting articles.

If you have a health topic that you would like to be covered please do contact Mike via email at mike@relaxbackuk.com