Summary

During these difficult and unusual times, prioritising sleep is as important as ever.

Getting these principles into action can be a powerful way to maintain healthy sleep or get it back on track. However, if you have a long-standing sleep problem, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local healthcare provider to access the help you need.

  1. Protect your bedroom from non-sleep activity and technology that might disturb sleep; make it your own sleep oasis.
  2. Give yourself time to wind down and relax in the evening, including at least an hour of dim light to allow the body to get ready for sleep.
  3. Stay active during the day and keep up some regular and enjoyable physical exercise as part of your routine.
  4. Try some of our practical techniques to help manage your sleep during shift work.