How to sleep better - 6 tips to improve sleep

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Liesbeth | March 18, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

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Tossing and turning in your bed at night? Waking up at 4am and not being able to fall back asleep? Sound familiar? Most of us have experienced insomnia at one point in our lives. Unfortunately, thanks to the pandemic, there has been an increase in people who suffer from sleeping problems.

The pandemic has shaken up our world as we know it. We’re starting to settle into this ‘new normal’, yet we all long for the days we can jump on a plane for a much needed break. Or pop over to your friends house just because well.. just because you can! We’re worried about our loved ones, our finances, job security or getting ill.

Combine those worries with a change in our routine, less exercise and social contact. And we’ve got the perfect recipe for 'coronasomnia'.

The World Sleep Day society brings awareness to insomnia every year on World Sleep Day. This year, more than ever, we have to come together to raise awareness. You might think nothing of your insomnia, maybe you are used to it. But lack of sleep can have a serious impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. Insomnia should not be underestimated.

What can you do to improve your sleep?

Sleep medication has seen an upward trend in 2020, there was a 41% uptick in December 2020 compared to December 2019. Sleep medication is a solution, but it isn’t the only one. Did you know that prescribed sleep medication can have side effects and can lead to addiction?

This is why it’s important to look for different solutions. What can you do exactly to improve your sleep?

  • Regular exercise can help improve your sleep
  • Avoid caffeine 6 hours before sleep
  • Stick to a routine
  • Get advice from a sleep coach or expert
  • Slow breathing exercises
  • Avoid any distractions and eliminate light in your bedroom

  • In our modern day world the latter might be easier said than done. Falling asleep when watching Netflix or browsing on your phone is a common method. But it’s not always effective. This is where a sleeping aid can help you sleep.

    moonbird helps you sleep

    There are several aids available on the market. These tools are designed to help you sleep and improve the quality of your sleep. Best thing is you don’t have to tackle your problems alone, you have a device or aid that helps you.

    Downside is that most of these devices still need you to turn on your phone. That’s why we’ve developed the first tactile handheld device that you can use without your smartphone. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night. You don’t want to stumble around trying to get your device to work. Or having to grab your smartphone. Both of these are distractions you don’t need when you are dealing with a bad night sleep.

    With moonbird, you simply grab your buddy, gently shake him to wake him up, hold him in your hand and you can start breathing together.

    Breathing exercises help you fall asleep as they activate your parasympathetic nervous system. If you want to know more about this, have a look at www.moonbird.life.

    Whichever tips or sleeping aids you are using to help you sleep, remember, we are facing a big challenge in our lives. But we are facing this together. We’re here to help you.