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Tips to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015
Tips to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is important as it keeps us both physically and mentally healthy. Here are some tips to help you catch some z’s.


Morning

Morning

  • Get out of bed as soon as you wake up – don’t hit snooze
  • Try to get out of bed the same time each morning
  • Get some fresh air
  • Do some physical activity
Day

Day

  • Don’t nap
  • Problem solve things that are keeping you awake at night
  • Get some exercise
  • Avoid caffeine after 4pm
  • Stay away from energy drinks!
Evening

Evening

  • Don’t go to bed too early
  • Avoid using alcohol to help you sleep
  • Don’t smoke within two hours of going to bed
  • Don’t go to bed hungry
  • Avoid backlit screens such as TVs, computers and iPads
  • Read a book
Night

Night

  • Keep your room cool, quiet and dark
  • Avoid too many blankets

If you’re still not sleeping well and need some help – whether sleep related or general health related – here are a few people you can talk to.

Mind Health Connect
Resources, tips and self-tests
mindhealthconnect.org.au

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
beyondblue.com.au

Lifeline
13 11 14
lifeline.org.au

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