How can we disentangle from this vicious cycle and improve sleep?

  • Your body likes routines and rhythms. Keep the same bed and wake time, regardless of what time you went to bed or how well you slept. Establishing a good sleep pattern can take several weeks, don’t panic if things don’t shift straight away
  • Learn to enjoy resting in bed even if not sleeping
  • Pushing too hard to improve sleep will push sleep further away – STRUGGLE – activates DRIVE and THREAT rather than SOOTHE mode.