Women are 40% more likely to suffer from insomnia than men! A shocking statistic that underscores the need to reevaluate the value of sleep in our lives. In a world where time is a precious commodity, we often sacrifice rest in order to meet our many demands. As women, we may bear the weight of numerous roles and responsibilities, from caregivers to career professionals. Our to-do lists can seem endless, and it can be difficult to prioritise rest in the midst of our busy schedules.
However, sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. When we don't get enough sleep, we are more likely to experience fatigue, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, and increased risk of chronic diseases. In the long run, sacrificing sleep can actually make us less productive and efficient.
It is important to find ways to make sleep a priority, even when we are short on time. Here are a few tips:
- Establish a regular sleep schedule and stick to it as much as possible, even on weekends.
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine to help you wind down before bed.
- Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and cool.
- Make use of natural sleep aids such as Magnesium, Chamomile and other Herbal teas
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed.
- Get regular exercise, but avoid exercising too close to bedtime.
- See a doctor if you have chronic insomnia.
Sleep is not a luxury; it is a necessity! By prioritising sleep, we can improve our overall health & well-being and dominate like the Girl-Bosses we are!
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2021, Sleep problems as a risk factor for chronic conditions, AIHW, Canberra.