Feeling exhausted

Where possible, try not to engage your muscles before falling asleep. This can make your body think it needs to be awake for longer, making rest all the more difficult. Tired legs and arms mean that your body is ready to switch off for sleep. As a rule, don’t exercise up to three hours before bed; however, if you work out in the evenings, stretch adequately so that any muscle tension is released. Mindfulness is great for relieving stress and helping you get the right amount of sleep. Various meditation for sleep exercises are available on the market, and you can do them in the lead up to or just before bedtime. Remember not to use devices as your mindfulness guide, though, as these can keep your body awake and unable to unwind when you want it to.