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Stress Awareness Month 2016: 5 ways to tackle unhelpful thinking at bedtime

Your work performance… next month’s mortgage payment... the kids’ school grades… marital difficulties… What’s popping into your head at bedtime, impacting on the quality of your sleep? The less sleep you get, the more your stress levels increase as your coping skills are reduced by tiredness. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Symptoms include headaches, muscle tension or pain and racing thoughts – none of which are conducive to a ...

Practice mindfulness in 5 simple steps to transform the quality of your sleep

It’s the latest buzzword in wellbeing, but how do you transform #mindfulness from a trending Twitter hashtag into a practice that improves the quality of your sleep - especially when it’s so easy to switch to autopilot; to be distracted by parenting responsibilities… the siren call of social media, or just one more episode in a box-set? Often, the time we think we go to bed and go to sleep is very different to the reality. Mindfulness - NHS Choices tells us - is about paying more ...