5 Things Keeping You Awake Over Christmas, Explains a Sleep Expert

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.
  • If you find your sleep pattern is in disarray this festive season and you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, a report by holistic sleep expert Christine Hansen might help.

What’s keeping you awake over Christmas?

For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.

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The 2018 Sleep Trends an Expert Wants You to Know About

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  • “Recharging your batteries with an extra-long slumber at the weekend or during a holiday is something we should embrace and enjoy. Regular sleep binges will help your body to do all the repairing it needs to do – so don’t feel guilty about having an early night, or an extra lie in.” —Dr Petra Simic, sleep expert and clinical director of Bupa Health Clinics
  • From calories to steps, modern society has taught us that counting everything will lead to a happier, healthier life. However, putting a number on how many hours of sleep we should be getting can exacerbate anxiety about not being able to get enough.

The 2018 sleep trends an expert wants you to know about

As we approach the new year, many of us will be taking a step back from the festivities to think about what it is that we really want out of 2018… And what bad habits we’ll be putting to bed along with the previous 12 months.

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How To Tell You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

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  • It’s party season, work’s manic and you’re trying to get your Christmas shopping done/plan that NYE getaway/sort your life out in every spare waking second. Sleep (and exercise) are often the first things to go when time is at a premium – but according to experts, they’re the two things that need to stay your top priority.

  • The population data indicates that most people need between 7-9 hours’ sleep. About two per cent of the population have a short sleep gene: they can do in five hours what it takes the rest of us to do in seven to nine. Then about two per cent of the population have a long sleep gene – they need more than nine hours’ sleep.

How to get enough sleep (and what happens if you don’t)

Just ask international sleep expert and founding member of the Sleep Health Foundation, Dr Carmel Harrington. “It’s so important to know how much sleep you need,” Dr Harrington tells us. “By and large, women need more sleep than men, but will struggle to get it.”

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Sleep Tight: Are You Ignoring One of the Pillars of Good Health?

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  • The four pillars of health and well-being are nutritious food, regular movement, stress management and getting enough quality sleep. No matter how well you eat and how regularly you exercise, chronically skimping on sleep will hurt you.
  • Weekend catch-up sleep helps — but not with the brain-function part, and some research suggests those impairments may add up over time. Plus, daytime sleepiness makes it harder to commit to regular exercise or make nutritious food choices, causing additional hits to your health.

Sleep tight: Are you ignoring one of the pillars of good health?

Skimp on sleep, and your body will make you regret it. Here are tips for a healthful sleep cycle. Share story Do you feel like hibernating this time of year, or do you find yourself skimping on sleep even when it’s dark by 4 p.m.?

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A Sleep Scientist Reveals the 15-Minute Daily Ritual that Will Improve Your Sleep

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  • A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night’s sleep.
  • “One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.”—Dr. Daniel Barone, neurologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night’s sleep. Following is a transcript of the video. Daniel Barone: One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.

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This Expert Has a Dire Warning About Not Getting Enough Sleep

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  • “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.” —Matthew Walker, sleep expert, director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science
  • Walker spoke with MarketWatch by telephone from University of California, Berkeley, where he’s a professor of neuroscience and psychology, about what people get wrong about sleep, how to get a better night’s slumber and his stance on naps.

This expert has a dire warning about not getting enough sleep

By Sleep expert Matthew Walker is not a fan of the expression “you can sleep when you’re dead.” In fact, he calls it “mortally unwise advice.” “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death,” Walker says. He would know.

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Sleep is More Important to Your Wellbeing Than the Amount You Earn

How much sleep should I get?

To maintain a healthy weight Poor sleep disrupts the appetite and satiety hormones Leptin and Ghrelin, causing us to crave more sugary food, eat more and gain weight. To strengthen your immune system Regularly sleeping less than 6 hours sleep per night increases our risk of catching the common cold by 4.5 times, as well as increasing the time taken to recover.