Sleep better during lockdown – with these 5 simple tips

Don't we all: as coronavirus lockdown begins to take its toll, many of us are finding it harder to get a good night's sleep. A lack of exercise, too much TV and alcohol, to say nothing of worrying, are making us lose sleep, sometimes for the first time in our lives. The good news is that said foods are delicious (and healthy): try cherries, pineapple, kiwi, or bananas before bedtime. Lee Chambers, Advanced Sleep Practitioner and Performance Nutritionist at Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, explains: '[A]s you psychologically connect your pyjamas with winding down for bed, you will lose this attachment if you start working or home schooling in them, so make sure you get dressed for your task in the morning.' Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer Rebecca Lockwood has a suggestion: 'Place your hand on your heart and check in with yourself. Try a combination of bergamot, vetiver, jasmine, sandalwood, and geranium essential oils. Avoid bright citruses such as sweet orange asthey're more likely to keep you awake.