At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 133
H E A LT H & W E L L B E I NG ▲
WHAT HELPS YOU
to fall asleep?
'I really like the "Sleep With Me"
podcast, which helps me with my
insomnia. It's just a guy with a really
low, boring voice telling meandering
stories, which don't go anywhere.
It shouldn't work but it does!'
CHLOE SIMMONDS, 43
'If you can't sleep, my advice is to
eat some full fat Greek yogurt mixed
with water and a small bit of salt.
Apparently there's a compound in
yogurt that promotes sleep and it
immediately knocks me out.'
SUSAN DAVIDS, 52
'When my body is exhausted but my
brain is determined to remind me of
how I messed up during the day,
there is only one thing that helps
switch my mind off - dull Victorian
radio crime dramas. Sounds boring,
but I put them on my MP3 player
and it works like magic. There's
enough going on for you to be
distracted but not so much you
care and want to stay awake.'
ANNIE FERMAN, 41
'It's pretty obvious but I'm sure many
people who struggle to sleep turn
to their Kindle in the middle of the
night. However, it is essential to turn
off all digital devices at least half an
hour before bed. The light in TVs
and mobile phones mimics daylight,
which encourages our brains to
think it's not bedtime so we don't
produce sleep hormone melatonin.'
FLO CORNMAN, 44
'THERE ARE THREE
VITAL STEPS FOR A
RESTFUL NIGHT'S SLEEP
- AN ENVIRONMENT
CONDUCIVE TO SLEEP,
A RELAXED BODY AND
A QUIET MIND'
'My top tip is a bath before bed with
two big scoops of Epsom salt
(magnesium sulphate) in it. Our
bodies become magnesium deficient
as we get older - often the cause of
insomnia, I'm told - so to absorb it
through the skin is far more efficient.
MADDIE SALTMAN, 42
'My husband snores really loudly
so my sleep is often disturbed.
The only thing that works magically
for me is white noise, so I have
become reliant on putting a fan
on which blocks out any noise
and often soothes me to sleep.'
STACEY THANTON, 56
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