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How to fall asleep and sleep fast

Updated: Dec 5, 2022



Learn how to fall asleep fast and how to sleep fast with this video to go to sleep and feel refreshed!


WHY SLEEP:

Most adults need around 8 hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly – but some need more and some less. What matters is that you find out how much sleep you need and then try to achieve it.


As a general rule, if you wake up tired and spend the day longing for a chance to have a nap, it's likely that you're not getting enough sleep.


A variety of factors can cause poor sleep, including health conditions such as sleep apnoea. But in most cases, it's due to bad sleeping habits.


Find out the common medical causes of fatigue: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/10-medical-reasons-for-feeling-tired/


WHY SLEEP IS SO GOOD FOR US:

Sleep boosts immunity

If you seem to catch every cold and flu that's going around, your bedtime could be to blame. Prolonged lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system, so you're less able to fend off bugs.


Sleep can slim you

Sleeping less may mean you put on weight! Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of becoming obese than those who get 7 hours of slumber.


Sleep boosts mental wellbeing

Given that a single sleepless night can make you irritable and moody the following day, it's not surprising that chronic sleep debt may lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety.


When people with anxiety or depression were surveyed to calculate their sleeping habits, it turned out that most of them slept for less than 6 hours a night.


Sleep prevents diabetes

Studies have suggested that people who usually sleep less than 5 hours a night have an increased risk of developing diabetes.


It seems that missing out on deep sleep may lead to type 2 diabetes by changing the way the body processes glucose, which the body uses for energy.


Sleep wards off heart disease

Long-standing sleep deprivation seems to be associated with increased heart rate, an increase in blood pressure and higher levels of certain chemicals linked with inflammation, which may put extra strain on your heart.


HOW TO FALL ASLEEP TIPS:

In this video I have included six of my top tips that everyone should be doing to help us fall asleep better and faster. For more useful tips visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-to-get-to-sleep/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/10-tips-to-beat-insomnia/


WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR:

It's very important that you speak to your doctor about sleep when:

• Changing your sleeping habits hasn't worked.

• You've had trouble sleeping for months.

• Your insomnia is affecting your daily life in a way that makes it hard for you to cope.

• You feel sleepy during the day, or make gasping or choking noises while you sleep – you may have sleep apnoea, which can be serious if not treated.

• If you feel that illness or medication is causing poor sleep. Treating any underlying condition that is causing the problem, if possible, can help to promote sleep. In particular, depression and anxiety are common causes of poor sleep and can often be treated.


For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/insomnia/


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About this video: Searching how to fall asleep fast? In this video, Advanced Medical Practitioner Abraham Khodadi, MPharm(Hons)IPresc MScACP shares how to sleep fast with this video to go to sleep and feel refreshed!

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