Beat The Sunday Night Blues

You’ve had a fabulous weekend filled with rest and relaxation, but suddenly the Sunday night blues are setting in.

Matt Shirley’s hilarious Instagram graph pretty sums up that Sunday feeling well:

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Here are a few ways you can cure the Sunday night blues:

Do a jigsaw

We’re not kidding! This is the therapy of choice from sleep expert, professor Jim Horne.

“Reading and watching TV are too passive, you need to disengage yourself from worries with something relaxing and distracting before bed. Searching for things and using your hands is key.

“A jigsaw sounds simple, but if you’re searching for a piece of bird or boat, you can’t worry at the same time.”

Try out one of our 20 ways to relax in 5 minutes

Visualise

When you get into bed, close your eyes and imagine a calming, peaceful place of activity. Concentrate on how relaxed this makes you feel.

Starting with your toes, tense all the muscles as tightly as you can, then completely relax. Work your way up from your feet to your head.

Try out one of these tips for better sleep:

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Sooth your body with Epsom Salts

An Epsom Salts bath is a great way to relieve stress. Epsom Salts contain magnesium, which is something your body loses when you are stressed out. Magnesium also helps with relaxing muscles and aids in better sleep.

If the drought prevents you from soaking in the tub, consider taking a magnesium supplement.

Have a warm cuppa

The health benefits of Rooibos tea have long been lauded by doctors. Not only will it make you more sleepy when you go to bed, but according to some studies, it helps to burn fat too. So you can relax and know that the bad weekend eating is being counteracted… Well some of it, at least!

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