Writing a full feature article for Fighting Fifty was a great pleasure, and especially such an important topic. As many as 16 million UK adults are suffering from sleepless nights and feeling exhausted yet unable to sleep is a prevalent problem.
Most of us assume that sleep happens automatically – something that your body just does at night. Unfortunately, it is not the case.
‘Tired and wired’ is a term coined to describe this peculiar form of being simultaneously tired but unable to sleep as we can’t put our busy mind to rest.
Regardless of how tired we feel, continuing the release of stress hormones and the resulting vigilant state, makes it very difficult to switch off our mind and relax our body, and therefore interferes with our sleep.
In this article, you will find
- The root causes of feeling tired and wired
- What is the foundation of sleeping well?
- My two science-backed tips to help you improve your sleeping pattern
- Two of my super practical, tried and tested Breathwork exercises for a good night’s sleep.