Simple Summer Tips for Wellbeing: Part 1 – SLEEP

The three pillars of emotional wellbeing: diet, sleep, and exercise.

These are the among the first things that need to be addressed when someone is struggling with feeling down and sad, or stressed and anxious. A quick fix may be desired and some may seek it in the form of antidepressant medication but poor diet, unhealthy sleep habits, and a lack of exercise are three of the most important factors that can contribute to depression, stress, and anxiety.

Over the next three weeks we will be writing about these three pillars of emotional wellbeing to provide you with our top tips to maintain your emotional wellbeing one step at a time. If you want further information about any of these things then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0411 542 624, or via the contacts form (click here) on the website. You can also email directly to info@marsdenpsychology.com.au.

This week, we will begin with sleep. People often struggle to get to sleep and stay asleep, and some struggle with early morning awakening. We all need varying amounts of sleep but the fact of the matter is that we need restful sleep in order to function at our best. The number one tip is to develop a good bedtime routine and try to stick to it. If you generally have a good routine then you may not struggle too much with the odd late night but without a good standard routine to fall back on it can be difficult to recover.

To improve your sleep you might try the following: