Often find yourself waking in the night feeling helpless and unable to get back to sleep?
Recently, a survey from Bupa pinpointed that 4.05am is the moment we most often wake up with worries about our health, with our three concerns being overdue dental check ups, losing weight and tackling stress.
Waking up in the night affects 32 million adults, with a fifth of us saying that dealing with a health issue is the least likely thing to be checked off a to-do list.
Our Sleep Expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan shares her thoughts:
- Accept that it is normal! When you wake up, don't check the time and try not to check your phone or emails. Instead, use this time to relax, get comfy and just think about resting and you'll be likely to drift off to sleep before you know it.
- Think about the next day: what are you looking forward to? If the day ahead is going to be particularly stressful, try to think of at least one or two things you are looking forward to.