By Matt Evans
Wellness Week draws to a close, capping off seven days of lifestyle transformation tips to get you fit and well. We had a bout of Monday Motivation, some diet tips for Foodie Tuesday, and a series of exercises for Workout Wednesday. After taking it back a notch with Therapy Thursday, we went over the equipment and research you need with Fit Tech Friday and Science Saturday.
Finally, we're at the end of the week, and we've got some tips to cap off your days and help you drift off to sleep.
A report by Harvard University found even in normal times, approximately 30 percent to 35 percent of the American population experiences acute, or short-term, insomnia. Add in the isolation and stress of a major global pandemic, and it's small wonder we're all struggling to sleep as well as we used to.
To start with, you'll want to check your sleeping position. If you suffer from muscle pains and cramps which keep you up at night, you'll need to identify the best position to ease pain and sleep better.
Next, you'll want to know how to stop tossing and turning, falling asleep in just 15 minutes or less. Learning to fall asleep is like muscle memory: by doing it every night, your body will know when it's time to get some shut-eye. We've got a bevy of tried-and-tested bedtime routines to help you ease into your evening.
You might think it's impossible to unlearn a lifetime's bad habits, but it's definitely possible to re-learn how to fall asleep. We've got some simple, quick hacks to help you fall asleep, starting tonight. End Wellness Week strong: not with a bang, but with a snore.
Wellness Week Day Seven: Sleep Sound Sunday
- Best sleeping positions: how to ease pain and sleep better
- How to fall asleep fast: tried-and-tested 15 minute hacks
- Tried & tested: 4 'borrowed from baby' bedtime routines to help induce sleep
- Teach your body to sleep: simple tricks to try tonight
- What's your sleep score? Take our test to see if yours could be better
Wellness Week on Fit&Well
Wellness Week is brought to you in association with Wiggle. Each day this week, we'll help you accelerate your wellness journey by making improvements across areas including fitness, diet and nutrition, mindfulness and more.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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