Trouble sleeping? Five ways to help you fall asleep and get a better night’s ...

Getting enough sleep is important for everyday functions, according to the NHS.

If you don’t get enough sleep, you could wake up feeling groggy or grumpy.

Struggling to get to sleep can be very frustrating. That frustration can turn to stress, which in turn, makes it even more difficult to fall asleep.

About one in three people in the UK don’t get enough sleep, the NHS added.

But, you could fall asleep easier by making these five diet and lifestyle changes, according to a sleep expert.

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While it’s fairly common knowledge that drinking coffee before your bedtime could keep you awake at night, did you know that one in the morning may also be impacting your night’s rest?

“Not eating proper food within 30 minutes of waking up leaves your body running on the wrong kind of energy and relying on stress hormones to function,” said Silentnight’s expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan.

“Eating breakfast activates your circadian clock and allows your body to produce the sleep hormone melatonin.

“People who eat a proper breakfast find it less difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, wake up with more energy and are less inclined to hit the snooze button.

“Eating breakfast can also boost your overall mood and reduce feelings of anxiety.”

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