Unusual bedtime habits that will set you up for a good night’s sleep
There’s nothing worse than lying in bed tossing and turning, failing to fall asleep.
Ongoing sleep deprivation is a widespread problem, and one that affects 40 per cent of Australian adults – or 7.4 million people, according to a 2017 study.
For some the condition may require the assistance of a doctor, however, for less severe cases, there are a few alternative methods that can help.
From why you should snack on a slice of cheddar to the 4-7-8 breathing technique, FEMAIL takes a look at some more unusual bedtimes habits that can set you up for a good night’s sleep.
1. Eat cheese before bed
Chances are you’ve heard it’s best to avoid eating cheese before bed as it can give you nightmares.
But as it turns out, this is just a myth. It’s since been revealed eating a small slice of cheddar before you hit the hay could help you drop off.
‘Dairy contains something called tryptophan, which is like a sleep-inducing nutrient,’ said Lisa Artis of the Sleep Council speaking to The Sun.
‘It is effective in stress reduction and stabilises nerve fibres in the brain. It is like a calming food.’