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Keep active

Nightly sleep and daily activity are like two sides of the same coin. With work far busier than usual and social isolation restrictions in place, many of us are probably experiencing very different activity patterns to those we are used to. Physical activity is beneficial for your physical health and can have positive effects on our sleep. Doing exercise is a helpful way of maintaining alertness and helping you unwind after a stressful day. Although it will vary from person to person, and on the shifts you are working, the general rule of thumb is to limit vigorous physical exercise to the morning and afternoon, if possible, leave the evenings for winding down and readying the body for sleep.

Build activity into your daily routine.