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Some tips to help you sleep

By: Aileen Baxter

To optimise sleep, try these tips. Think about how much sleep you need and try and be in bed for that amount of time, is there anything you can drop to let you get more sleep? If not, maximise the time you have. Before getting into bed lie on the floor and stretch. Try and tense every muscle, hold for a few seconds, and then release, repeat a further 3 times. Remain on the floor and focus on your breathing, take a deep breath in and try and exhale for twice as long as your inhale. So, breath in for 2 seconds and out for 4. If you can focus on this breathing technique for a couple of minutes. Then get into bed and focus on your natural breathing and let the day slide away.

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