How to sleep: Top tips for better sleep when the clocks go back for winter

The clock change means an unexpected shift in the external cues which help our internal body clock to maintain a 24-hour circadian rhythm track, such as light, temperature, exercise and food/drink intake.

It can take several days for our internal biological clock to adjust, and for some people, this leads to disrupted sleep and feeling tired during the day.

Our circadian rhythm is closely linked to sleep. It responds to light during the day to keep us awake.

At night it signals our body to produce melatonin (the sleep-promoting hormone) to help us sleep.

If you’re struggling to get to sleep following the clock change, try not to worry as this can just exacerbate the problem. Instead try these handy tips get a good night’s sleep and feel energised the following day.

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