What is Disrupted Sleep

What is Disrupted Sleep

Posted By Annie Claffey |15 Oct 2021

What is ‘Disrupted Sleep’?

Disrupted sleep affects people in differently. Some barely sleep at all, some sleep in short snatches, some toss and turn. You need 7-9 hours sleep a night. 

Do I have it?

Lack of sleep can make your mind feel foggy, impair concentration, cause sleepiness, mood swings, irritability, stress or increased appetite. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms you’re not getting enough sleep and lifestyle is often the problem -  working late, eating late, binging on Netflix, for example. 

Reclaim the night – 3 ways to attract sleep

A Mindful Body Scan Meditation

Lie down, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Starting with your toes, focus on each part of your body until it tingles, then move on to the next. By the time you get to your ears you’ll feel remarkably calm! 

Pen & Paper

Reduce stress by doing a brain dump before bed. Write down what’s bothering you or create a ‘To Do List’ for the morning. This helps you take control of your thoughts.

Change Location

Can’t sleep? Go to another room so the bed doesn’t become a negative space. Keep the lights low and do something calm and quiet – don’t watch a screen. Eventually you’ll begin to feel tired and you can go back to bed.