In this episode, we take a look at how you can address and manage the worries you may be feeling during this period of uncertainty. We have never before experienced a time like this, and so never before has mental fitness and resilience been so important. I truly believe we have all the tools within us that are needed to support our own mental health during these strange times, but we must remember to make time for self-care. So take a listen and see how you can manage your worry and what self care practices you can put in place to help you to support your own wellbeing over the next few months.
In this episode, we dive into the world of sleep and the role stress and anxiety play in determining the quality of sleep that we get. We will look at three main factors that can hugely affect how well you sleep and, as always, these main factors are those that are largely under your control.
Important to note: this podcast is intended as a source of information to help guide you in supporting your wellbeing. It is not as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor.
Although we’ll be discussing how you can improve your sleep hygiene in this podcast, if you’re concerned that you have a sleep disorder or you need support in improving your quality of sleep, then please do consult your doctor.
Study on exercise & sleep: Passos GS, Poyares D, Santana MG, D'Aurea CV, Youngstedt SD, Tufik S, de Mello MT. Effects of moderate aerobic exercise training on chronic primary insomnia. Sleep Med. 2011;12(10):1018-27.
Information on CBTI: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-insomnia
How much sleep do we need: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need / https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/NSF_sleep_duration_recommendations_chart.png