If you’re looking for help to get to sleep when you can’t, you’re not alone.
“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick”…. Muhammad Ali
If you didn’t know he was a masterful boxer, you could be forgiven to think he also suffered from not being able to get to sleep.
In this article, part of our Global Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we look at
There’s a runway in Sao Paulo, Brasil.
In the middle of the city (almost).
18 million people you can appreciate there are high rises everywhere.
The pilot navigates the Boeing jet with its 100s of passengers around the concrete structures and has to “Stick it” on a perilously short runway.
I’ve been told it’s the Boeing passenger plane equivalent of landing a plane on an aircraft carrier.
Yep, margins are tight.
You need to be on it at a certain distance otherwise you can’t bring the plane to a stop.
Sleep is like this.
You need to have a clear runway.
Like the descent, your approach to sleep starts well in advance of jumping into bed.
But how many of us forget this?
Sure, sometimes you miss the sleep window. And you’ll likely know why.
But, if you’ve laid in bed in the middle of the night, wide awake and begging for sleep, you’ll understand just how important a good night’s shut eye really is.
If you’re not jumping out of bed and feeling refreshed upon waking then read on.
The consequence of not sleeping adds up
Long-term, poor quality sleep has been linked to multiple health issues;
You’d appreciate that these tips will need to be adapted to your personal situation.
When working to tackle our client’s sleep problems we’ll go through a 16 point checklist to help build a personal sleep action plan (Yes, you guessed it, a sleep runway)
At Occupational Therapy Brisbane we take a special interest in all lifestyle factors, including how well you sleep and how it can affect your brain health.
It’s part of our comprehensive approach to neurological rehabilitation and supports our mission to help people achieve cognitive fitness for life.
If you’d like to see if we can help with your situation please do not hesitate to contact us. Simply call us at 1300 783 200 or fill in the form below.
1300 400 395
Weekdays 9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.
Memory Health Clinic
Mobile OT Service Across Brisbane- Brisbane North
P.O. Box 1030
QLD, Australia 4030
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