To perform at your best you need to start the day fresh and ready for all the activities you need to do. Lack of good quality sleep impacts significantly on ability to focus and concentrate, and can result in a lowered immune system, leading to ongoing colds and so on. This then means you are unable to give your Uni course or work all you are capable of. The majority of sleep problems are easy to tackle and just require the knowledge of how to do it, and the perseverance to stick with the new approach for approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
Developing good ‘sleep hygiene’ can improve the length of time you sleep and its quality. Slowing down mind and body before you go to bed with relaxation, breathing techniques and imagery are ways to better prepare to sleep and stay asleep. Getting enough physical activity through the day and learning to lessen the impact of stress are also ways to improve sleep.