Exercise and daytime rhythms
Exercising daily is said to be hugely beneficial to those who struggle to sleep well. It works your muscles and helps you release tension, which also helps to banish stress. However, it’s important to exercise during the day and not too close to bedtime, as it could be counter-productive and make you too alert before trying to sleep. If you do want to exercise near bedtime, do something such as yoga, which helps promote relaxation. Consider changing your other daytime habits if you struggle to sleep too. For example, cut down on stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes, or at least don’t have them too late in the day. If you’re partial to a daytime nap but are struggling to sleep at night, try to cut the nap out to see if it helps. At The Athenaeum, our gym is open 24/7 for guests so you can fit exercise into your own schedule, while Green Park across the road is ideal for a daytime run.