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HOW YOU’RE SABOTAGING YOUR SLEEP

Some people put up with sleep problems for years. That’s because we’re treating insomnia all wrong, says sleep expert Stephanie Romiszewski
STEPHANIE ROMISZEWSKI has worked in NHS clinical sleep disorder centres across the UK and assisted sleep research at Harvard Medical School. She holds a BSc Hons degree in psychology and an MSc degree in behavioural sleep medicine

The problem with insomnia is that we’re always looking for the trigger. ‘Why have I got insomnia?’ we ask ourselves. ‘What caused it?’ We’re obsessed with trying to figure that out. We’ll pin it to just about anything: a chemical imbalance, hormones, a recent divorce, recovering from major surgery, illness – the list goes on. And while these are all valid reasons for a few nights’ disturbed sleep, they should not still be affecting us months later.

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Have you thought about your sleep recently? It’s one of the key pillars of our wellbeing, which is why we’ve delved into all things bedtime this issue. Inside, you’ll find simple, science-backed fixes to all your sleep worries, from insomnia to snoring, plus our body clock training plan and moves to help you snooze. We investigate whether fat really deserves its bad rep, uncover the intricacies of the placebo effect, and explore 2019’s biggest wellness trend: blue health. Plus, our food section champions light Easter bakes, three beauty experts dish on their bedtime routines, and Jess Ennis-Hill talks family and fitness since retiring. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!