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Tuesday, 10 December

Dozy Eejits - It's World Sleep Day

Personally I will be aiding my sleep tonight with a well earned pint of Guinness while some eejit has dreamed-up March 17 as World Sleep Day.

OK - in the interests of wellbeing, perhaps a pint of the black stuff is not the best thing every day, so Anandi, the Sleep Guru, is sharing her top tips to help others achieve a good night’s sleep.

Anandi claims to  help people conquer their insomnia with her very own Ayurvedic - a natural health therapy from ancient India - and different exercises to help maintain balance.

Anandi’s top tips to improve a night’s sleep are to:

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol (no surprises there then).
  • Lengthen and deepen the breath, which calms the mind.
  • Go to bed early and avoid technology for at least one hour before going to bed.
  • A busy mind is never going to sleep well – a daily ritual that nurtures the soul is vital for relaxed slumber .
  • Enjoy a diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables .
  • Turn the lighting down in the evening .
  • Avoid heavy conversations before bed time .
  • Keep your bedroom tidy and free of clutter.
  • Aim for a minimum of seven hours of solid sleep per night.

More helpful tips and exercises can be found in Anandi’s book and on her website. The book offers many practical tools which can help detox the digestive system, calm the nervous system and stimulate the circulatory system.

Picture: Anandi - clearly looking forward to a pint after her meditation

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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